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Nelson Mandela Foundation

To mark the 100th birthday year of former President Nelson Mandela, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has been selected as this year’s benficiary.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) focuses its work on promoting dialogue as a vital instrument for addressing critical social issues and the most effective vehicle for sharing and growing memory, and for engaging it in the promotion of justice and social cohesion. This work is an attempt to find sustainable solutions to these critical social issues.

The Foundation is involved with Childhood Development programmes and will focus on programmes within the most disadvantaged communities in the Cape Winelands. One of its partners of choice is the Centre for Early Childhood Development (CECD) – a non-profit organisation founded in 1994 and committed to putting young children first by ensuring quality early childhood development for our country’s youngest citizens. The Centre for Early Childhood Development is already doing a lot of work with the most disadvantaged communities in the Cape Winelands.

CECD’s early learning projects have had very positive impacts on the communities in which the centre works in that they have improved the knowledge of community members in areas such as Early Childhood Development (ECD) and the importance of early literacy and numeracy for young children to enable them to grow up as literate and numerate individuals. CECD’s projects increases both employment rates and awareness around the importance of an early education, as well as enhances ECD teachers’ abilities to teach young children in an effective manner. Many of the CECD’s projects have a focus on assisting parents in the communities in understanding the significance of ECD for their children and furthermore aim to enhance their ability to teach their children in their home environments.

The Foundation also works to ensure the people of the world have access to an integrated, dynamic and trusted resource on Nelson Mandela’s legacy. This helps them to promote his vision and work by convening dialogues and creating platforms for engagement around critical social justice issues.

We ask all those attending the Charity Auction to open your hearts and wallets for the Nelson Mandela Foundation to support Nelson Mandela’s dream, vision and legacy by helping to create a Madiba in every generation.