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Mandela Day 2015 - Saffola Primary School Bapsfontein

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The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere.

“Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day".


For this year's Mandela Day project Trollope Mining Services recruited a number of enthusiastic employees to brighten the lives of the pupils of Saffola Primary School in Bapsfontein by hosting a fun day with jumping castles, boeresport and all kinds of other treats. A wonderful time was had by volunteers, children and teachers alike! View our photo gallery below to share in the joy that was captured on so many young faces. Saffola Primary School is a rural, partially funded government school, educating 230 pupils from grade R to grade 7. The school is situated across the road from the Trollope Mining Services head office and has been the beneficiary for a number of the company's charity projects in the past.

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 LYN

Mandela Day 2014 - Sunshine Association Craighall

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The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere.

“Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day".

On 22nd July 2014, some of the girls decided to spend the day (and not only 67 minutes) at the Sunshine Association in Craighall. This is a non-profit organisation that supports children with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities. The organisation not only supports the children, but their families and communities as well. They believe that early intervention is crucial to the development of these children and offer a programme to children with disabilities/delays from the age of 18 months. Upon arrival, Ms. Shannon O’Keefe (Coordinator) briefed us on the day’s activities and showed us around. After the briefing, the ladies were divided into classes where they told stories to the children, played with toys, fed some of them and sang along to “Old McDonald’s Farm”. The objective of the day was to spend quality time with each of the children and help them have a little fun.

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To all you wonderful ladies

THANK YOU  for taking the time out to spend the day at the Sunshine Craighall centre - for your energy, patience, commitment, interest, compassion and most of all the love that you gave the children and the respect you offered all members of staff.
It was a wonderful day and a tribute to Madiba who would have been real proud of all of you for your unconditional love and “specialness” that you shared with us.

THANK YOU for your generosity in donating every item from the Wish List, in quantitities and all the extras, the toys, books, clothing, stationery, sweets and treats, toiletries, cleaning goods, food and the slab of chocolate that was given to each staff member and volunteer.
It took me a week with my staff to sort everything, put it into stock and then pack it away, I really appreciate everything, thank you.

THANK YOU for your assistance in the classes, with the children during painting, with feeding and during the morning.  You all just fitted in with the day and became a part of our day.  My staff were really moved with the kindness you shared, the kids loved sharing their school with you and I am deeply moved by your generosity and enthusiam shared on the day.

 It is people like yourselves, through your support,  that make it possible for us to continue offering services, to our special children, their families and communities.

Thank you for making a difference in all our lives and for making it the best Mandela Day!

Yours Very Sincerely,

Shannon O'Keefe
Coordinator
Craighall Early Intervention Centr
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 LYN

Mandela Day 2013 - Bhekekaya Intermediate School

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The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere.

Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day".

For this year's Mandela Day project Trollope Mining Services recruited a number of enthusiastic employees to brighten the lives of the pupils of Bhekekaya Intermediate School in Bapsfontein by painting a few of their classrooms. Bhekekaya Intermediate School is a rural, partially funded government school headed by Mr. Ezekiel Thobela, educating 230 pupils from grade 3 to grade 7. The school is situated across the road from the Trollope Mining Services head office and has a passionate staff compliment who are committed to improving the school and ensuring good quality education for all its pupils. Armed with brushes, rollers, gloves and loads of energy the team made easy work of painting 3 classrooms in record time, much to the amusement of excited learners peering through the windows. The bright green colour chosen by the school's staff proved to have a truely uplifting effect on what was a dreary and uninspiring learning environment and the children definitely seemed excited about taking their seats in their newly renovated classrooms. In addition, the Company also did general maintenance on the school buildings such as replacing light bulbs and fixing door handles and locks. The aim of this project was assist them in providing quality education for all their learners through the development and improvement of the necessary resources and facilites.

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Tshikondeni Ablution Facilities

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Trollope Mining Services commenced work at Exxaro Coal’s Tshikondeni Mine in March 2011. The operation includes opencast mining of approximately 35,000 tons of coal per month, on-going rehabilitation, crushing and screening as well as a coal hauling contract. The Mutele Primary School is located in the Muteleb Village in Masisi, Limpopo. In an effort to give back to the community, Trollope Mining Services constructed ablution facilities at the Mutele Primary School where more than 100 scholars did not have access to a sanitation facility. The facility was handed over to the School Principal on 2 February 2012.

 

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Saffola Primary School

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Saffola Primary School is a rural, partially funded government school, educating 230 pupils from grade R to grade 7. The school is situated across the road from the Trollope Mining Services head office. Trollope Mining Services took a decision to assist the school with the refurbishment of the library. A container had previously been donated to the school but due to the lack of funds, the container was left unattended and was in serious disrepair. With assistance from AGA Transport, Trollope Mining Services took steps to ensure that the container was levelled, damaged side boards and skirting was replaced and a new floor was laid. The walls and roof were painted, transforming the container into a beautiful library. The area around the container was tarred and a pathway was made for pupils to walk to and from the library. Trollope Mining Services donated shelves for the books and tables for the children to sit at when studying. In November 2012 a handover of the newly renovated library was done at the school and the joy on the children’s faces was clearly noticeable. Educational is vital and Trollope Mining Services believes that it should start as early as possible in a child’s life. With the refurbishing of the container into a fully functional library, the company hopes to improve the access that pupils at Saffola Primary School have to reading material and that this will inspire them to complete a happy and successful school career.

 

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Mandela Day 2012

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The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day".

On the 18th of July 2012 Trollope Mining Services became Mandela Day change-makers by supporting the children from Colin’s House in Benoni. Colin’s House cares for 17 children, 8 girls and 9 boys ranging from the ages of 3 to 13, providing them with shelter, food and a place of safety. TMS employees planted a vegetable garden which will provide fresh produce for the House. The ground was prepared, fertilizer added and then a selection of vegetables planted including: spinach, beans, cabbage, lettuce and potatoes. When the children arrived from school, lunch was provided for them and then the fun started. Each child was given 2 cup cakes which they decorated with great enthusiasm! TMS also handed out a fun pack to each boy/girl which contained a selection of toiletries and stationery items as well as a few sweet treats. The smile on their faces was unforgettable and displayed their sincere appreciation.

 

 LYN

Cancer Shavathon

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Trollope Mining Services supports the CANSA SHAVATHON each year, raising money for the Cancer Association of South Africa. CANSA is one of the leading cancer control organisations in Southern Africa. They provide comprehensive support to people affected by, or treated for cancer. If you would like to know more about CANSA and the services they provide, please visit www.cansa.org.za or call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22, or send them an  email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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Casual Day

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Trollope Mining Services supports Casual Day each year, raising money for people with disabilities.

‘Everyone loves Casual Day, the campaign that invites all fun-loving South Africans to dress differently for a day to raise funds and raise awareness of persons with disabilities.’

Funds raised are distributed to the following six national beneficiaries:

  • The National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in SA (NCPPDSA)
  • SA National Council for the Blind
  • Disabled People South (DPSA)
  • SA Federation for Mental Health
  • Deaf Federation of SA (DeafSA)
  • Epilepsy SA