ITC COMMEMORATED MANDELA DAY WITH ABRAHAM KRIEL
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
― Nelson Mandela
ITC celebrated the legacy and life of Nelson Mandela on 17 July (one day early) by spending 67 minutes (3 fun hours) playing soccer with 9 boys from the Abraham Kriel home for traumatised children. The whole ITC team and their children participated in the “soccer day”, playing soccer, open the gates and dodge-ball on a sunny but cold Friday. ITC also donated money to the home to buy a DVD player and board games when there is load shedding.
The warm-up “stretch”
We would like to thank the boys from Abraham Kriel Childcare for spending the day with us and testing our fitness levels to the max. We were awed at their talent as athletes and believe that tey can indeed see a bright future for themselves.
ITC would like to ask our delegate organisations to support these homes by donating money or goods.
Background on the organisation: The aim of the organisation is to provide a safe home environment for these children, where they can develop emotionally and academically to their full potential and become worthy citizens of South Africa and be self-sufficient, well balanced adults. The children were removed by government from dysfunctional homes and dire circumstances and referred to Abraham Kriel, where they are introduced to acceptance, structure and discipline, which is conducive to learning and growing. Please visit their website at www.abrahamkriel.org for more information on their vision.