09 August 2017 Read: 105
The Community Responsiveness Programmes board, and NGO, in partnership with Children of the Dawn, entered into an agreement with Dr CN Phatudi hospital to embark on a CRP clean-up operation, “letsema” together with other stakeholders.
The community at large was invited to this project to promote volunteerism in honour of former president Dr Nelson Rolihlanhla Mandela.
Children of the dawn youth group who is in partnership with the CRP used to engage in clean-up activities and picked up litter along the main road.
This year the clean-up campaign was extended to the community at large. CRP has extended invitations to different groups and structures in the community, it has also asked donations of cleaning materials.
The hospital too provided CRP with gloves, masks and cleaning materials. The spirit of volunteerism was prevailing in the hospital corridors, wards and surroundings. CRP and hospital staff along with volunteers were seen hands on.
The arrival of the Mayor of Greater Tzaneen Municipality, Maripe Mangena, met the expectation and he graced the occasion. He was welcomed by the hospital’s acting CEO Mr McDonald Sibuyi. Greater Tzaneen FM covered the event in one of their live talk shows.
The manager of Boxer Stores Tzaneen, Mr Marcus Koena, arrived with a birthday cake in honour of former president Mandela’s birthday. The cake was cut by the Mayor and celebrated in the children’s ward. Mathole bus services and Tzaneen Taxi association ferried the volunteers to and from the venue.
“Thanks to our donors, Boxer supermarket, who supported us with cleaning materials, Greater Tzaneen Municipality who provided us with manpower and cleaning equipment, Letaba Juice Factory, Morokolotsi Archar, Supreme educational supplies, Paint Pot and Old Mutual who made this day a success. This is highly commendable. May the good God richly bless you,” said Jonas Maake, Chairperson of the CRP Board and GTM PR Councillor.