RoyalMnandi cheers up childrenDecember 15th, 2011 by Susan Reynard | Categories: industry, restaurants, social
As part of its CSI initiative, RoyalMnandi sponsored a party and donated some musical instruments to the children at Mother Teresa House. The handover ceremony took place at the home in Yeoville on 13 December 2011. Melany Hawkins, marketing and communications specialist at RoyalMnandi, handed over the much-needed musical instruments to the excited group of children.
“As part of our CSI programme we always identify an opportunity where we can assist in enriching the lives of children in some way,” says Hawkins. “We initially approached the home with the idea of hosting a party and buying the children some gifts but the nuns suggested we rather make a donation of musical instruments as the home has a music teacher who comes in every week but they have very limited musical instruments.”
Founded in 1996, Mother Teresa House is a home for orphans and abandoned children. The home, which is run by Catholic nuns and is a charity based organisation, currently cares for 24 babies and 22 children aged between birth and five years old.
“It is wonderful to be given the opportunity to give something back to the community and seeing the joy on the children’s faces is very gratifying,” concludes Hawkins,