67 Minutes with uShaka Marine World
Faces lit up as 76 young boys between five and 18 from St Theresa's Orphanage in Sydenham welcomed the uShaka mascots and 100 staff from uShaka Marine World - all armed with cleaning gear, bedding and food - to celebrate Madiba Day!
School principal, Debbie Bowes, was so overwhelmed by the support from uShaka Marine World that she couldn't fully express the gratitude felt by both herself and the boys!
She said that, for the past 86 years, the St Theresa's Children's Home has provided accommodation and care for orphaned and vulnerable children. 40% of the boys are HIV infected with some also having been abandoned and abused. She added that, in the current tough economic environment, the home found itself battling to survive from month to month.
Stella Khumalo, uShaka Marine World's chief executive officer, was excited that so many of the uShaka team stepped up and shipped out to lend their support and honour the memory of this great statesman. In the spirit of the day, her message centred on giving love and hope not only to St Theresa's but to all South Africans.
To find out more about this worthy cause, go to www.facebook.com/FriendsOfStTheresas