After experiencing Saturday’s events it became clear that those wonderful children were teaching me life-skills too!
- Lester-Mark

Event details

20 July 2012

09:00 - 16:30

Zerilda Steyn Hall and the Aquarium


Celebrating Madiba's 94th Birthday with Communicare

A fun-filled day with Communicare Communities from Ruyterwacht, Kraaifontein, Brooklyn, Wynberg and Diep River. Though it stormed outside, lots of fun was had by all. The group first went to the Aquarium to learn about the wonders of our Oceans and then we all went back to Zerilda Steyn Hall in Ruyterwacht where we ate lunch and did various activities. Watching the volunteers make up a tribute song for Nelson Mandela with Barefoot Bob and participate in Zakiya's dance workshop was amazing. There was so much laughter and bonding. We celebrated Nelson Mandela's birthday with gorgeous little cupcakes that were so beautifuly decorated and sang Happy Birthday and our new song, 'Nelson Mandela is a Great Man' in tune with Bfb's guitar.

Nelson Mandela (hey!) - has lived his life as a - great man
Nelson Mandela (hey!) - inspires me - to do what i can

verse: [put together by two subgroups writing their thoughts of (1) why Nelson Mandela was a great man [the 1st 2 lines] & (2) why he inspires them to do good [the last 2 lines]]
He set an example to love one another (oh - oh - oh - oh!)
He fought for our freedom & made peace for our people (oh - oh - oh - oh!)
Inspiring us to do good things - to believe in ourselves & help the poor
He's a hero to all - in our rainbow nation (oh - ohhhhhh - oh - ohhh!)