Tjeka, EPWP and community youth made life a little easier for the elderly on Nelson Mandela Day

The Tjeka Training Matters team is proud to have again played its part in making a positive impact on the lives of South Africans on Nelson Mandela Day.

This year, we decided to serve elderly unemployed people coffee and muffins while they waited in long queues outside a community clinic.

People start lining up outside the clinic as early as 04h00 in the morning to seek professional healthcare services.

Young people participating in various learnerships that we conduct for the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) in the Western Cape, therefore, suggested that we try and make life a little easier for them as part of our contribution towards Nelson Mandela Day.

As part of our agreement with the Western Cape EPWP, we always ensure widespread participation by young learners on this important day in Tjeka’s corporate-social investment calendar. Once again, the learners were very enthusiastic as was demonstrated by their many ideas to make a meaningful difference to the lives of people in their communities, as well as their participation in serving coffee and muffins on 18 July.

Community members appreciated the gesture and thanked the students, EPWP staff, including Diane Bowie and Ntombomzi Mjajubana, as well as Tjeka, who was represented by Gloria Ntluko. All participants also received praise from the City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality for “making every minute count”.