We Rise By Lifting Others
After an eventful year at Safari365, we decided to give back to the people that not only make this continent great but is also shaping its future.
Our team sat down and poured their hearts and spirits to brighten up the souls of non-profit organization, Masikhule – who have taken up the task to look after early childhood development in under-developed communities.
How we helped
With the festive season among us, Masikhule expressed their worry with some schools not having funds to treat the kids. We recognized the opportunity there and then. All kids deserve a little pampering after the school semester.
We teamed together and created the perfect gifts for our little friends at Mila’s Angels Crèche. With gift wrapped boxes stuffed with essentials, toys and yummy treats we piled into our sleigh-like vehicles and headed to the crèche in Sir Lowry’s Village.
But when we arrived, it was us who were overwhelmed. Something we didn’t expect. With nothing but love to give, we were welcomed by Mila and her students with open arms and hearts. The beaming faces of those little cherubs will be burnt into our memories forever.
After handing out their surprise gifts, we hung out with these vibrant characters for a little while longer. They indulged us in their games, secret handshakes, quick cuddles and tall stories before the finale…an impromptu fashion show – as if they hadn’t expressed their big personalities enough to us.
Leaving with our cars empty and hearts full, we headed back to Cape Town in content silence. We hope to become even more involved with institutions and education in the year to come. Watch this space...
Masikhule’s main mission
Masikhule takes on a “hands up” rather than a “hand outs” approach where their core 3 functions include:
- Training Early Childhood Development staff and unemployed women.
- Develop, support and mentor these schools.
- Ensuring these ECD programs are effectively implemented.
Want to find out how you can help our future generation? Here are some ways to give to this worthy cause.