Modikwa Platinum Mine gave Bokamoso Crèche in Sehlaku village a fresh coat of paint on Nelson Mandela Day. The mine’s staff together with section 21 directors, local councillors, and the tribal authority painted a classroom at the crèche as part of 67 minutes for Mandela. The learners cheered and sang, praising the fallen hero and thanking Modikwa for visiting them. The mine put the icing on the cake by handing over 10 wheelchairs to disabled residents whom identified by the Maandagshoek Home-Base Carers. Modikwa’s Phineas Makuwa told the guests that they are aiming at improving the playing area to brighten up the crèche playground so that it becomes attractive and catchy for the kids. “At this moment we are also erecting proper toilets for the kids,” he said.
The project involved paint preparation and mixing, and painting the inside of the crèche. After the 67 minutes of hard work, the officials enjoyed a meal with the kids.
“As we all know that Madiba dedicated his life to the kids, the elderly and disabled, we saw it fitting that Modikwa makes a difference in the lives of these kids as well as our disabled citizens. Our aim was to put smiles on their faces, and I believe we have achieved that. We will continue to give back to our people,” added Makuwa. One of the elderly parents who received a wheelchair, Mr Ephraim Phahlane from Mpuru village said the donated equipment will assist him in moving from different points. “I will move around at home and also go to the shops by myself. Thanks to Modikwa for changing our lives.”