By: Tebele Karabo
On the 18th of July 2012 students of Business Communication at Tshwane University of Technology, Soshanguve North campus dedicated their 67 minutes of their time at Luvhuyo orphanage centre on Mandela day.
Luvhuyo orphanage centre caters for an approximately more than thirty children and most of them who lives at the centre, their parents died as a result of HIV/AIDS and some are taken from parents who are abusive.
One of the Business Communication senior students Katlego Segoe said that one of their lecturer encouraged them in the department to pledge their precious sixty seven minutes of time helping children at the orphanage centre.
“ Our lecturer asked us about what are we going to do on the Mandela day and we said nothing but we would like to dedicate our time and the lecturer suggested that we must go to any orphanage here in Soshanguve” he said.
Business Communication were inspired to help at the orphanage centre because of the love and support of children and in respecting the selfless struggle global peace icon Nelson Mandela. The students were entertaining the children with dancing, educating and ensuring that Mandela day shines as happiness for their faces.
Aysha Tshose also one of the students share her views about what inspired her to come to Luvhuyo orphanage centre to dedicate her sixty seven minutes of Mandela day.
“What actually inspired me to come here is that coming to this orphanage centre is that I came here to give love and my concern and I would like if I come here every day not just on Mandela day” She said.
Even Luvhuyo orphanage centre welcomed the members of Defence force to celebrate the 94th birthday of the icon Nelson Mandela. One of the Defence force member Lucricia Koesyn explains their duty at the orphanage home.
“We are here and painting the rooms and we bought sweets and cake for the children to celebrate Mandela day with pure happiness” she said.
The founder of Luvhuyo orphanage centre Angie Mahlangu was extremely happy about the performance done by the Defence force and the students of Business Communication.
Aysha believes that Without Nelson Mandela going through the struggle, they wouldn’t be here celebrating and going to universities so it means a lot and they have to give back to the community.