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Vodacom and the Happy People celebrate Madiba's birthday with vulnerable children

Friday, 15 July 2011

In celebration of Madiba's 93rd birthday, Vodacom together with Orlando Pirates FC (Happy People) will host a party for the SAVF Belfast Children's Home at the Mbombela stadium on Sunday 17 July 2011.

The party will take place at Orlando Pirates' training camp before they take on Tottenham Hotspur for the Vodacom Challenge on Tuesday 19 July.

"We are hosting this party to honour the 67 years of service by our former state president Mr Nelson Mandela to his community, country and the world," says Mthobi Tyamzashe, Vodacom's Executive Director for CSI.

"The party was inspired by Mr Mandela's love and compassion for children. There couldn't have been a better way to celebrate his birthday than to put a smile on the faces of the children who are in need of care," adds Tyamzashe.

The SAVF Belfast Children's Home opened in 1996 and is currently registered to accommodate 214 children from Mpumalanga, who are in need of care. The children's ages vary from 2 to 18 years old.

The home currently provides residential care to 154 black children, 21 white children and 13 coloured children.


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