Mandela Day 2018

Bayete Capital together with its associated companies, made a difference to the children of the Ratang Bana home in Alexandra on Mandela Day. On what would have been his 100th birthday, the staff spent time playing with the children.  The older boys played a game of soccer while the younger kids learnt how to bowl.

Every weekday, the Ratang Bana centre feeds the local children of Alexandra to ensure that they receive a meal at least once a day.  Their centre is beautifully maintained and the vegetable gardens are of particular interest to the centre.  They spend time rejuvenating the seeds from the plants that have been harvested to be cooked for their meals, then planting them back into the soil.

The centre has a large playground for the many children to play together with proper sanitation facilities and kitchen.  The kitchen feeds over 325 children every day and on the weekend over 500 come with AMI Ministries.  AMI Ministries cooks a warm meal to deliver to the centre for the children.

The library was converted to include 6 abused and abandoned children and every inch of the centre is used to support Alexandra’s needy children.

Bayete made a difference by bringing along 400 fun food packs which included a hotdog, a Bar One, packet of chips with a much needed fruit and a juice to enjoy.  They not only fed the children and played with them but also replaced their mobile kitchen’s tyres. 4 Tyres were donated for this mobile kitchen which is utilized to feed the community.

The shade cloth used to protect the precious vegetable garden, was destroyed in a storm and had to be replaced.  Thanks to the efforts of the Bayete team, this was replaced as part of the Mandela Day celebrations.  A much needed 28L urn was also donated.

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