South Africa

Dromedaris’ children benefit from Mandela Day

Sharon Wood

Children attending Dromedaris primary school in Boksburg were delighted to receive numerous upgrades to their school as part of Aspen Pharmacare’s Mandela Day celebration. The kitchen and washing up area was refurbished, new crockery and cutlery was supplied, a cosy dining environment was created where the children can enjoy their meals and improvements were made to the play area.

Noel Guliwe, Aspen Pharmacare CEO said, “The school is practically a South African institution. It has been a haven for children from extremely poor backgrounds for over 64 years and has a proud track record of achievement in both the academic and sports arenas. The school also relies heavily on donations to improve facilities and resources since parents are rarely able to contribute in any way. Currently it caters for 1 980 learners between the ages of six to 13. In addition to our donation of R180 000 towards the project, our employees, who are very enthusiastic fans of Mandela Day, also contributed in various ways.”