Financial Services Provider, Talksure in partnership with Crossroads KZN, joined the learners at Redcliffe Educare Centre for a fun Mandela Day last Thursday.
The Educare centre caters to the needs of children from the Redcliffe community. Kamhal Pillay, Talksure’s Employee Engagement Officer, said that Talksure wanted to bring smiles and tasty meals and treats to the children on Mandela Day. “We want to honour Tata Madiba’s legacy. He was a man that loved children and children loved him, so this was a fitting way to pay tribute to the Father of our Nation”, she added.
Talksure’s employees together with the company, contributed money which was used to prepare lunch packs, goodie bags as well as materials and supplies to improve the centre’s vegetable garden. A group of employees visited the school, where they provided fun activities such as face-painting and crafts. All the children participated in hand print painting a massive South African flag – a representation of the role that our youth have to play in building our nation into the future.
“The Educare Centre started 13 years ago and is in partnership with Redcliffe Primary. To date, 250 children have moved from pre –grade R into the school programme. We would like to thank Talksure for everything they have done, not only this Mandela day but for previous initiatives they have supported at the centre,” said Mahendra Singh of Crossroads KZN.
The centre was filled with the chatter of small voices as they waited their turn to get involved in the activities and interacted with the Talksure employees. “The time spent with these kids was just heart-warming and was a small contribution on our part, however the smiles on the kids’ faces was the real magic of Mandela Day,” said Zameer Asmal, Marketing Coordinator at Talksure.