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Be Part of a Special Campaign for Mandela Day

Workshop at ORT SA CAPE

Mandela Day takes place on 18 July, which was Nelson Mandela’s birthday. It is a day to honour Nelson Mandela and it is a global call to action to make a difference and to celebrate the fact that each person can make a positive change in the world.

CHW’s supporters have been generously supporting ORT SA CAPE through our page on GlobalGiving. On Mandela Day, GlobalGiving is holding a special fundraising challenge, where large donations will be partially matched. The challenge will start at 14.00 UK time (15.00 in South Africa) and continues for the rest of Mandela Day.

GlobalGiving has shared the following information about how donations will be matched. We have added the amounts in pounds below (using the current exchange rate).

Matching amounts

If you would like your donation to be matched, it is best to contribute as soon as the challenge starts, as the matching funds can run out very quickly.

In addition, organisations raising the most funds and which have the most supporters, can win bonus funding.

The difference YOU can make

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela

Your help will give children opportunities to learn about science and technology, which they otherwise could not have. Your generosity will also help to train teachers, to make sure that they deliver a good quality education to children from disadvantaged communities.

As an example, a contribution of £103 could fund a follow-up visit for three teachers who have attended one of ORT SA CAPE’s literacy trainings. This gives the teachers further support in implementing what they have learned. A donation of £250 could support two trainers in delivering six hours of teacher training on Lego 6 Bricks techniques and developing children’s perceptual skills. A donation of £780 could fund a three-day robotics workshops for children from a disadvantaged community. Your support would truly be making a difference in improving the quality of education that children receive.

If you decide to support ORT SA CAPE’s programmes during the Mandela Day challenge on GlobalGiving, your contributions could make an even bigger impact, as there are the possibilities of winning matching funds and bonus prizes. If you want to take part, please make your contribution through our page ( once the challenge has begun.

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