Mandela Day 2021 – Help early learning centres, teachers and children.

Take action. Inspire change. Make every day a Mandela Day.  

Mandela Day 2021 GROW Educare Centres

Mandela Day is celebrated on 18 July every year. It is an opportunity for individuals and organisations to take collective action in a meaningful way – and leave a legacy – in honour of Nelson Mandela. How can you make a difference on Mandela Day? What can you do on Mandela Day 2021? 

We focus on three of the Mandela Day goals

  1. Provision of quality education for all children.
  2. All children in Early Childhood Development (ECD) to have access to learning resources for development.
  3. Eliminate malnutrition and stunting in young children.

We call on you to be an active citizen in your community, individually, as a team or organisation, to help ECD Centres across South Africa.

Here is how you can get involved in Mandela Day 2021:

1. Equip ECD classrooms with essential reading books

Take Action - Donate Books

100 classrooms each need a set of books.

R1 250 equips us to give a set of 10 books to 1 classroom.

R125 helps us to give one book.

We’ve identified 10 books that every happy South African classroom needs!

How to take action for Mandela Day:

  1. Donate a book set: Make a donation online.
  2. Host a reading morning: Purchase a collection of books from your local book store and host a reading morning at a local preschool! You could read, dress up, host a puppet show – anything that makes reading fun. Please arrange in advance with our Fundraiser.
  3. Previously loved books: If you donate second-hand books, we will distribute these on your behalf. Please deliver to our office.
  4. Teamwork: Purchase the collection of books (or multiple sets!) and host a plastic-wrap-day at home or the office, where you wrap the books in plastic and write a special message on the inside front cover. Please deliver your books to our office or a preschool during July (please arrange in advance).


2. Ensure a child has a healthy breakfast for the year

Take acton - donate breakfast meal

Together we can feed young learners across the country a delicious fortified breakfast porridge every school day! All funds raised will go towards our feeding programme at Early Childhood Development centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pietermaritzburg.     

R550 feeds 1 child for 1 year.

Up to 2 136 children attend our preschools daily.

How to take action for Mandela Day:

  1. Donate: Make a donation online. We manage delivery.
  2. Challenge: Challenge your family, friends or colleagues to raise funds collectively through a fun challenge (e.g. give up breakfast for the week and pay it forward).


 Your Tax benefits for doing good:

All financial donations qualify for tax deductions.

We supply Section 18A tax certificates on your request.

How to make your donation:

Donate Online:

Donate Via Direct Bank Transfer:

  • Make an EFT deposit into the bank account below
  • Use your Surname or Company Name as the reference
  • Email to confirm which campaign we should allocate your funds to (books or breakfast porridge).
  • If you require a Section 18A certificate, please give your full name and physical address on your email.

Our Banking Details:

Account Name: GW Foundation
Bank: Investec Bank Limited
Branch: 100 Graystone drive
Branch Code:580105
Type of Account: Current Account
Account Number:10011899076

Need more info? Contact Details:


CALL:  082 671 1441