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18 July 2014
Mandela Day

MANDELA WEEK 14TH – 18TH JULY 2014 CELEBRATIONS

HIV/AIDS Unit Activities
Living the Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Acts of Kindness: Coffee Bar

The HIV and AIDS Programme invite you to commemorate the Legacy of Nelson Mandela by getting involved in “Acts of Kindness” activities hosted by various departments on campus. “Acts of Kindness” are not restricted to the campus community or its environment. We encourage you to get involved in your family life and in your communities, living the Legacy of Nelson Mandela through these “Acts of Kindness”.

The HIV and AIDS Programme will be hosting a Coffee Bar on Main Campus, between the Library and Student Centre, on the mornings of the 16th and 17th July 2014, from 08h30am to 10h30am. We encourage you to visit the Coffee Bar and surprise someone with an “Act of Kindness”, take a picture and post it on HIV and AIDS Programme, University of the Western Cape, our Programme Facebook page.

We are also interested in knowing about other “Acts of Kindness” or relating your experience in Living the Legacy of Nelson Mandela. These can be in multi-media format, for example of a video montage, a poem, an essay, lyrics to a song, an art piece, digital stories etc., any format that best communicates how you are living the Legacy of Nelson Mandela. Please forward these via email to icare@uwc.ac.za or visit us at the Education Building, Ground Floor, Rooms 5A and 5B. We encourage you to post pictures only of “Acts of Kindness” on our Programme Facebook page: HIV and AIDS Programme, University of the Western Cape

TAKE ACTION. INSPIRE CHANGE, MAKE EVERYDAY A MANDELA DAYLet’s Live the Legacy of Nelson Mandela through participating in Acts of Kindness 67 seconds with Nelson Mandela

The HIV and AIDS Programme will be creating an opportunity for the campus community to commemorate the Legacy of Nelson Mandela by responding to the question posed “What IF you had 67 seconds in the presence of Nelson Mandela?” The HIV and AIDS peer educators will be going around campus with reflection boards requesting staff and students respond in writing. We will liaise with departmental administrators regarding the availability of staff prior to peer educators making their rounds on campus. This activity will take place for the week of the 14th July 2014 until the 17th July 2014. All enquiries about this activity can be directed to ievans@uwc.ac.za andnkayser@uwc.ac.za

TAKE ACTION. INSPIRE CHANGE, MAKE EVERYDAY A MANDELA DAYLet’s Live the Legacy of Nelson Mandela through participating in Acts of Kindness

Living the Legacy of Nelson Mandela - Acts of Kindness Donation Boxes: for Toys, Used Clothing and Non-Perishable Food

The HIV and AIDS Programme invite you to commemorate the Legacy of Nelson Mandela by getting involved in “Acts of Kindness” activities hosted by various departments on campus. “Acts of Kindness” are not restricted to the campus community or its environment. We encourage you to get involved in your family life and in your communities, living the Legacy of Nelson Mandela through these “Acts of Kindness”.

The HIV and AIDS Programme will be placing Donation Boxes for Toys, Used Clothing and Non-Perishable Food at specific stations across Main Campus. This activity will be running from the week of the 14th July 2014 to 18th July 2014. The donation boxes will be placed at the following stations across campus:

1. HIV and AIDS Programme (Ground Floor, Education Building)2. Campus Health Centre ( Reception on Second Floor)3. Library Foyer4. Student Centre (Ground Floor)5. Admin Building (Ground Floor)

Please drop off your donations at these stations. If you wish to have a Donation Box stationed at your department, please be encourage to email us at ievans@uwc.ac.za /nkayser@uwc.ac.za

TAKE ACTION. INSPIRE CHANGE, MAKE EVERYDAY A MANDELA DAYLet’s Live the Legacy of Nelson Mandela through participating in Acts of Kindness

“Walk a Mile in My Shoes” March

Date: 15th July 2014Time: 12h00 – 14h00

The HIV and AIDS Programme at the University of the Western Cape is coordinating and hosting a "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" Event, a solidarity walk in support of victims of Gender Based Violence (GBV), specifically targeting our UWC campus community, staff and students. The solidarity walk will take place on Tuesday 15th July 2014 from 12h00 till 14h00. It will start at our Res-Life Building and end in-front of our Main Hall. After the official walk a few GBV survivors will share their stories with us and as a campus we will have a moment to reflect and pledge for this cause. Feel free to come and walk in high heels, mens shoes or whatever shoes you feel comfortable in to pay respect to a victim close to you or your family. We are inviting all staff and students to support us in raising awareness on campus with regards to this important cause.

Mandela Day Exhibition DisplayDate : 18 July 2014Time : 12:00pm – 14:00pmVenue : Main Hall foyer

In commemoration of Nelson Mandela, the HIV and Aids Programme will be hosting a Nelson Mandela Exhibition celebrating the Legacy of Nelson Mandela. We invite all staff and students to participate in this project by depicting how the university community have lived the Legacy of Nelson Mandela in their personal lives and as a university department. The HIV and Aids Programme is welcoming all departments to respond to the invitation to participate in this exciting and reflective process , as we wish to celebrate the Legacy of Ubuntu imparted to us as South Africans , especially at the University of the Western Cape. Our programme will provide each participating department with an Arts Starter Kit including basic art materials and an instruction leaflet explaining the art project. The Arts Starter Kit will be delivered to your department’s contact person after confirmation of participation has been received. Please be informed that this project is open to all student structures and staff components upon request.

Please confirm your department’s participation by 11 July 2014 via email to ievans@uwc.ac.za / nkayser@uwc.ac.za. The Arts Starter Kit will be delivered to you on Monday, 14th July.

Canvas Submission date : 17th July 2014 at The HIV and Aids Programme ,Education building, Ground Floor, Room 5A and 5B._________________________________________________________________

Centre for Student Support Services Leadership and Social Responsibility

MANDELA WEEK CELEBRATION: #DOYOURPART

From 14 to 18 July 2014, Leadership and Social Responsibility will embark on a series of activities to celebrate the spirit and legacy of Nelson Mandela.

It is crucial that you #DOYOURPART by contributing 67 minutes of service at UWC and in the surrounding communities. The UWC Graduate Attributes Charter encourages you to be catalysts of change. The Nelson Mandela Foundation parallels this vision by stating that “the overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so, to build a global movement for good.”

We encourage you to #DOYOURPART by engaging in the following activities:

Announcements of Mandela Day Activities

Stop by to take a picture and write how you will #DOYOURPART on our interactive board.

Date: Monday, 14 July 2014

Time: 13h00 -14h00Venue: Student Centre

Screening of movie "Long Walk to Freedom" Watch a clip of Long Walk to Freedom and engage in a short group discussion.

Date: Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Time: 13h00 -15h00Venue: Library Auditorium

Youth Reflections on the Life and Legacy of Nelson Mandela

Voice how you will take ownership in shaping the future of South Africa. The event features artefacts from the Mayibuye Archives, a panel discussion, and open dialogues.

Date: Thursday, 17 July 2014

Time: 12h00 -15h00Venue: Library Auditorium

Community Outreach on Mandela Day

#DOYOURPART on Mandela Day by engaging in a literacy day with local children.Activities include storytelling, games, and a general knowledge quiz. Transport provided with RSVP.

Date: Friday, 18 July 2014

Time: 09h00 - 12h00Venue: Ubuntu Organisation, Belhar

If you would like to take action and to inspire change, please RSVP by email to rag@uwc.ac.za.

Contact Details: Sashley Bartlett, Leadership & Social Responsibility Office, Student Centre, 3rd Floorrag@ uwc.ac.za ; 021 959 2726

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Community Engagement Unit’s Commemoration to Nelson Mandela DayNelson Mandela Day Stationery Drive:

Higher education institutions are challenged to reflect continuously on the effectiveness of their contributions within the context of their existence. Research, teaching and learning have increasingly incorporated community engagement as “the process of working collaboratively with and through groups of people affiliated by geographic proximity, special interest or similar situations to address issues affecting the well-being of those people” (CDC, 1997:9).

Within a post-1994 South African higher education context, community engagement has become identified as one of the three core responsibilities of higher education – alongside research and teaching (Hall, 2010:1). At the University of the Western Cape there is growing commitment to provide a framework for implementing community engagement.

The purpose of community engagement at UWC is embedded in the following process streams – namely: engagement through teaching and learning, research, partnerships, social capital, social justice and economic engagement. The Community Engagement Unit (CEU) wishes to align the said purpose with Nelson Mandela Day on 18 July 2014 and more so as it will be the first commemoration of the legacy of Nelson Mandela this year. Nelson Mandela has always been passionate about education and children hence the reason why his first 67 minutes Mandela Day drive was focused on children.UWC as an institution of learning are therefore perfectly linked to the education and children priority of the first 67 minutes Mandela Drive. In this regard the CEU decided to facilitate through partnerships a stationary drive for the Mandela Day of 2014.

In the effort to commemorate the legacy of Nelson Mandela, CEU developed a wordle poster introducing the Stationary 67 Minute Nelson Mandela drive for 2014. Our aim is to collect stationery to compile stationery packs linked to the number „67? – be it in number of stationary pack per school or learner group and/or number of minutes to pack the stationary packs.

Impact: To commemorate the legacy of Nelson Mandela, by paying forward as an Institution of Higher Learning on Nelson Mandela day.

Objectives:

1. To facilitate the scholarship of integration of university and community by impacting 10 high schools in the surrounding areas, ploughing back into our current market base in which we receive quite a number of first year students.

2. Strategically focus areas of impact that maintains, strengthens relationships with the high schools that is in line with the University IOP.

3. Building a sustainable network of partnerships through High School and Tertiary level engagements that is on-going.

Our Outputs for Nelson Mandela are as follows: 1. Collection: We set a target of getting at least 10 departments and their students involved in the collection and packaging of stationary.

2. Branding: We intend to brand each of these departments as a collective UWC participation to Mandela day with our word, posters and banners.

3. Facilitation and Collaboration: We would like to take this opportunity to facilitate and ensure for collaboration of everybody as a University working towards our commemoration to Nelson Mandela.

4. Sustainability: We believe that this stationary „drive? for Mandela Day can be sustained for many years to come as it is in line with our IOP.

5. Partnerships: It also falls in line with the partnerships UWC has with the secondary schools from which we receive our 1st year students each year.

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ICS Department: Community Participation on Mandela Day at Rehoboth Retirement Home

A Quote from the Nelson Mandela Day Web Site: "The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change"

We have chosen Rehoboth Retirement Home in Hanover Park as a beneficiary for ICSs movement of good.

Background:

Rehoboth Retirement Home for the elderly primary objective is to provide dignified and multidisciplinary professional care and services to the vulnerable elderly, within a continuum of independent to frail and eventually, terminal care. The shift from institutional care, to care of older persons in their communities, while supported, places enormous strain on families in poor communities. Already burdened by poverty, such communities simply do not have the resources or the support structures to maintain satisfactory level of dignified support and care to the frail, disabled and chronically ill. In this regard aged care was established in 1982 and was expanded to include community care in 1993. Main activities include service centre programmes (social, recreational & educational activities), residential care, day services, respite care and other additional services.

We will bring about change to 82 elderly folk currently residing at the Rehoboth Retirement Home.

5 areas appropriate given the time-constraints

1 - Assist with their current IT need

2- Assist in cleaning the property

3- Assist in planting some low maintenance flora

4- share a meal

5- hand out a gift packs made up by each ICS team member.