Back to School for Mandela Day

Back to School for a Day on Mandela Day is the Foundation’s annual initiative that commemorates active citizenship, volunteerism and organisations that stand on the front-line championing causes that remain crucial to our society as a whole.

Since 2012, our Back to School for a Day on Mandela Day initiative has seen our corporate partners to go back to school and spend their 67 minutes supporting volunteer activities around our schools. These volunteer activities focus on the Adopt-a-School Foundation’s Whole School Development model, aiming to ensure holistic and sustainable change within our schools.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled our physical event to ensure the safety of both schools and volunteers. We have our altered Back to School for a Day on Mandela Day initiative to address the challenges faced by COVID-19.

We are calling on our corporate partners to pledge a minimum of R40 000.00 to address the tremendous long-lasting challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in our schools. Larger pledges are appreciated as they will assist us in implementing more projects.

The COVID-19 relief interventions include social welfare, digitalisation of classrooms, infrastructure and food security.

The first intervention will kick off at Qhobosheane Primary School on 16th July, with the assistance of the service providers.

COVID-19 has impacted communities across the world, posing new social and economic difficulties while intensifying existing ones. This has had a significant and erratic impact on South Africa’s public school system. Many of our schools still require appropriate sanitation, classroom digitalisation, infrastructure renovations, and food security to continue teaching and learning.