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A wise man once said that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Well done if you recognised that as a Madiba quote.
Those words ring true now more than ever in South Africa and it’s time we all stepped up to make a difference where we can.
Sometimes even the simplest acts of kindness can go a long, long way to helping a child broaden their horizons.
The Hands of Love ‘I’ve Got your Bag!’ campaign is a great example of that, with proudly South African brands like independent Apple retailer Digicape lending their considerable weight to this great initiative.
It’s easy to take a school bag for granted but not everybody has that privilege:
Via the Hands of Love website, here are a few ways you can help:
What we need – School bags! If you have kids, or know kids that have school bags they are no longer using or don’t need anymore, we need them!
Why we need it – The majority of kids in under-resourced communities are walking kilometers everyday just to get to school. They don’t have bags to carry their books in and are using plastic bags.
How you can help – You can bring those previously loved bags to one of our drop-off points, and we will distribute them to those in need.
Cape Town drop-off points include Digicape’s flagship outlet on Roeland Street, as well as their head office in Pinelands.
No harm in having a look at the latest gadgets while you’re there, either.
There are also drop-off points in Johannesburg and Durban – find the full list here.
The ‘I’ve Got your Bag!’ project is open for donations through to January 31. Dust off those old school bags, get them down to a drop-off point, and contribute towards our most powerful weapon.
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