Giving from a sincere place brings personal fulfilment and with a simple touch of kindness, we can make the world a better place, one initiative at a time. Nelson Mandela once said, “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronisingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future”.

Thanks to Tsogo Sun we were able to be a part of an initiative by Stop Hunger Now which aims to feed three million hungry pre-school children all over South Africa. On Friday, July 14 various people from all walks of life joined forces to pack meals that will feed the future leaders of South Africa. This initiative seems to be growing year by year and the message is; every citizen needs to contribute to the upliftment of our communities and pave ways for the sustainable improvement of our society.

It was quite evident that being a part of something bigger than our everyday challenges while uniting with people who are like-minded gave this project so much meaning and drive to successfully reach the set goal. The exhibition room was filled with people eager to make a difference and was completed with great excitement, joy, and team work.

Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s Grandson), Matt Preston (Ambassador for Rise Against Hunger), Rohit Khandelwal (Mr World), Stephanie Del Valie (Miss World) and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Miss South Africa) were just a few of the great men and women who joined in on this initiative and not only helped by being physically involved and but also by creating awareness around this call for change.

We were privileged and honoured to contribute our 67 minutes to investment in the lives of hungry children, but it doesn’t stop there. When the opportunity to help someone arises, to be a hero and be the inspiration someone needs; avail yourself and let your work be a rippling effect making this Mandela Day a memorable one.