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The Bhambayi Project pave the way for South Africans to spend 67 minutes on a Worth Relefction exercise and forwarding their video to 67 friends to share the challenge of seeing equal worth in others.


South Africa (15 July 2021) – The Bhambayi Project is on a mission to rewrite the future of South Africa’s youth, and Mandela Day on 18 July 2021 is the perfect time to make it happen.

Themed around ‘restoring hope, restoring lives, the non-profit organization calls on citizens to see people’s value through Mandela’s lens. This entails seeing the true worth of everyone, spending 67 minutes on a Worth Reflection exercise, and forwarding their video to 67 friends to share the challenge of seeing equal worth in others.

The essence of this Mandela Day Challenge is the concept that #itstartswithme. Nelson Mandela’s statement underpinned this, “People respond in accordance with how you treat them”.

Therefore, the Bhambayi Project asks people to spend 67 minutes contemplating how they can be the change – by measuring their own self-esteem and that of friends, family, and strangers.

Founded in 2007, the Bhambayi Project remains dedicated to transforming the lives of orphans and vulnerable children through relationships and empowerment. There are over 5 million orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa, and their community-based orphan support model supports children within their own communities and family structures, enabling greater reach than the traditional orphanage model.

They primarily focus on Bhambayi, a community in north Durban, with three components dubbed Special Star, which hones in on orphans and vulnerable children; Rising Star for school leavers; and Guiding Star, which orients around guardians and mentors.

They also facilitate Empower a Child Sponsorships, where one can sponsor an orphan for R350 per month. This enables learning life skills, and participating in creative workshops, play therapy and counselling.

Take part in the Bhambayi Project’s Mandela Day Challenge and learn to see the true worth in others. Remember, ‘It starts with me’.

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