Growing up on a farm in the Ceres, Joslin Koopman always believed that through education, he could achieve something. This is the same belief he wants to instill in the minds of kids growing up on farms and that is exactly what he plans on doing for Mandela Day.
Joslin has already begun collecting storybooks, crayons and coloring books, which he will donate to local creche’s. Instead of spending 67 minutes doing good, he wants to collect 67 of each item but says that if he can get more, that would be even better. He has even offered to work at the local businesses for one day in exchange for items to donate. One of the schools he plans on donating is located on Loxtonia, the farm where he grew up and where he is especially passionate about making a difference.
Joslin is running the project in collaboration with his church, Lighthouse Pentecostal Tabernacle, which will also be providing soup to the kids on Mandela Day. He is still hard at work collecting the items and hopes to get everything he needs before Mandela Day on the 18th of July. For now, he is just grateful for all the people who have contributed to his project and hopes to get many more involved.
If you want to know more about Joslin’s project, please visit his Facebook Page, Mandela Day project – By Joslin koopman. Mandela Day encourages South Africans to contribute 67 minutes of their time to helping others. It signifies the 67 years that Nelson Mandela fought against oppression.
Source: www.netwerk24.com (edited from an article by Angelo Julies)