“Sometimes, we think we shouldn’t do anything to help, because we may be criticised for doing too little.
But let us not forget that the ocean is not one big wave;
it is made up of tiny drops that all come together to create something huge!”
— Advocate Thuli Madonsela —
If you haven’t yet heard about The Nelson Mandela School SleepOut™, then grab a cup of coffee and pay attention. You’ll want to know about this!
In a nutshell, this exciting and important event forms part of The 2018 SleepOut™ Movement, which includes:
- The CEO SleepOut™ (11 at Liliesleaf and 18 July on Robben Island) – where business leaders are asked to spend a winter’s night on the streets to raise funds and collect items of need for various beneficiaries.
- The Nelson Mandela School SleepOut™ (18 July) – where school children are challenged to spend a night outdoors on their school grounds while also collecting items for selected beneficiaries. This year’s theme is “Be A Superhero for Mandela”, as children gather together to collect good for under-resourced schools, while also attempting to create a new world record of the most children spending the night in a single venue!
As you know, Wednesday 18 July 2018 has a special significance for South Africans, as it commemorates Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Hence the decision to host a nationwide SleepOut™ on that day, in his honour, and to continue his legacy.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Chat to your your child’s school about taking part in the event. CHALLENGE them to take part in the event. Motivate them to challenge OTHER schools to take part. Get active on social media. Get people talking!
Children in Grades 7 and 11 can also apply to become a School SleepOut™ Ambassador. This is a phenomenal opportunity for learners to get involved, make a difference and develop their own leadership and philanthropic skills. Click here for details.
To date, over R38 MILLION has been donated through this exceptional initiative. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part and make a difference in 2018! The new entry closing date is 25 May 2018.
Click here for more information.