“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela spent 67 years making the world a better place. He was generous in many ways. Mandela’s care, kindness and love he spread to everyone, despite any and all differences. In today’s society, we strive for diversity, for community and for unity. There are many ways to achieve these things and it starts with a simple act of kindness.
This year, Imhoff Waldorf School started our 67 minutes of Mandela Day in unity. The primary school joined together in a great circle, on our new land. We sang Imhoff’s school song as well as the national anthem; things that unite us as a school. We also had time together to remember the father of our land, Nelson Mandela, his demeanor and his actions. We got to be together as a community.
As we stood proudly on the land, each class teacher shared with the rest of the school what the class would be collecting for the week ahead. Each class ran a different collection drive so that we could reach more than one community in Cape Town.
May our school be blessed with the opportunity to do these things over and over again. Thank you all once more!
Bilqis Pandey, Primary School Assistant and Aftercare teacher