The office of Tshwane house have today taken up 67minutes of their time to spend with the children at Steve Biko hospital.
The staff had hand knitted 140 teddy bears for the children. With the purpose of brightening the little faces and showing that, they always cared.
The acting speaker of the council Zweli Khumalo said: “We thought to come here and for a moment let the kids forget about why they are here, and to wish them a speedy recovery so that they can go back to their families and
Showing that we remember them.”
“What stands out this year is that the Tshwane house didn’t just secure things and bring them here, employees actually took time every day since last month to knitting these teddy bears, every employee contributed, whether it was with time or finances or otherwise for materials to make these teddy bears for the little ones”, the acting speaker added.
This was Tshwane houses first Mandela day ever spent with kids, the staff that was there was happy and emotional about handing out their Teddy bears to children. Saying this was a first of many 67 minutes to come.
The hospitals CEO Dr Mmathabo Mathebula, and her staff at the children’s ward were very happy and emotional on behalf of the children at the hospital, saying: “many Mandela activists forget about the children and focus on making the exterior hospital look good or handing out food parcels to the patients in the waiting area, but they forget about the little children Nelson Mandela so loved and spoke about often in his speeches, quoting “if you want to see the future of a country look at its children” from Nelson Mandela.”
The CEO Dr Mathebula thank the Tshwane House employees for their time in making these children unique and custom made Teddy bears, and bringing a smile of hope to the children and staff that their little ones are remembered and loved this Mandela Day.