Mandela Day Everyday 2017-07-14T11:17:46+00:00

Mandela Day

“Make Every Day a Mandela Day”

In the run-up to Mandela Day (18th July 2017), Home of Hope invites you to become active citizens in your own communities. Be courageous and host a conversation with a “circle of friends”  about leadership and awakening the leader within.

Beyond this occasion, Home of Hope’s ambition is to have a bigger and lasting conversation about the power of authentic leadership as well as connecting focused intentions with direct action.

Mam Khanyi herself is an active citizen and it is this quality and drive that lead her to starting Home of Hope in 2000. Today she continues to care for and restore the dignity of the girls at Home of Hope with the aspiration that one day they too become active citizens.

JOIN us in our commitment to change and take action by making a pledge for Home of Hope! To find out more click “host a conversation.”

To thank generous donors and active citizens, Mam Khanyi will host her own circle at Home of Hope in Kensington on Mandela Day (18th July 2017).

Host a Conversation

We challenge you to host a “circle of friends” for 67 min (1 min for every year Nelson Mandela spent making the world a better place!) Invite to your circle, friends or family or be even more courageous and create a circle of people from different backgrounds to yourself (across racial lines, class lines in true Mandela spirit).
Here are some guidelines for your conversation

  • What does active citizenship mean to you?
  • Who are your role models in today’s society and why?
  • What’s preventing you from becoming a better leader yourself?
  • Where in your world can you be a leader, what would your Mandela daily look like in action?

Tell us how your conversation went  on social media join our facebook page  at Berea Hillbrow Home of Hope with #mandelaconversations. Alternatively send us an e-mail with your findings at

Donate Goods

We really appreciate any contributions that go to the girl’s well-being and accept the following kinds of donations:

Please choose one or more of the options and we will be in touch with you about logistics, i.e. quantities, more urgent items and drop-off location.

Here are some other ways you can support Home of Hope

Donating Goods
  • For our monthly jumble sale: Clothes, books, accessories, ornaments, household goods
  • Clothes and shoes: from baby to teenage sizes
  • Staple foods: maize meal, meat, rice, vegetables, bread, fruit, jam etc.
  • Toiletries: sanitary towels, toilet rolls, vaseline, camphor cream, sunlight soap, etc.

I Pledge

My pledge towards Home of Hope as an active and caring citizen, I commit to helping by

host a conversation
donating household items
donating food
donating a school uniform or more (R2000)
donating a bunk bed (R2500)
make a once off Mandela day donation
make a recurring donation

Donate Time

Volunteering and Networking
  • Have you got  skills that you can share?
  • Help girls with homework
  • Assist at the monthly jumble sale
  • Help at fundraising events
  • Throw a party or function or host a fundraiser yourself

Beyond the substantial ongoing costs of providing a year-round home  for so many children (electricity, food, transport, school uniforms, etc.) here are just a few examples of why cash donations  are needed urgently

  • Reuniting families: There are high costs in the vital work of locating, visiting and assessing the girls’ family networks to facilitate their reunion where possible
  • Salaries: Because we frequently cannot pay staff we have needlessly lost many excellent people
  • Babies: The babies are cared for at Tender Care Day Care Centre which is fee paying