The Progressive Professionals Forum (PPF), established in 2013 is fast becoming a voice across the Nation. With a presence in every Province, the organisation is fulfilling its objective of calling together professionals who are ready and willing to contribute towards the growth of our society and our country, as a volunteer corps that encourages, fosters and nurtures progressive thinking and stimulates a plough-back culture among professionals.
The Moses Mabhida Region (uMgungundlovu) of the PPF, in honouring the Mandela Day call "to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better", is hosting a celebration with the people living in the Curry's Post area on the 12 July 2014.
"We wanted to give something back to the community and share the spirit of goodwill that Dr. Mandela has inspired us to do. So this year, as our inaugural celebration as the PPF in this Region, we decided to participate with a segment of our society that is often not in the spotlight and sometimes marginalised – and yet they are the pillars of our agricultural economy, the farm workers and dwellers." Explained Mr. Xolani Xulu, Regional Chairperson.
"We are calling on our fellow South Africans in this Region to support us in donating all the toys, clothing, blankets, uniforms and non-perishable foodstuffs that they can muster, so we can share them with people less fortunate than ourselves. We will be placing boxes in the foyers of most of the Provincial Department offices in Pietermaritzburg as well as Municipal offices in Msunduzi, uMgungundlovu and uMngeni and we ask that these be filled to capacity." Requested Mr. Xulu.
The event, planned for the 12 July will be taking place at the Currys Post Junior School, starting at 11 am and will be open to all people living in the area, young and old. The focus of the day, aligning to the President's State of the Nation Address, is to Clean South Africa. The theme of the day is therefore: HEALTHY PLANET AND HEALTHY PEOPLE, and while litter cleaning up and environmental awareness will be taking place, there will also be motivational speakers from the sporting fraternity, promoting healthy and active living.
To emphasise that a few fun sporting activities will be taking place with prices, lucky draws and of course, the distribution of all the goods donated at the collection points.
Mayor Mbali Myeni of the uMngeni Municipality is also fully supportive of this initiative and has welcomed the PPF's enthusiasm and commitment to working with the structures of Government; "Let us allow the memory and generosity of Nelson Mandela to live on in us, and through activities like this, lets demonstrate our commitment to a non-racial and beautiful Country, and honour the spirit of Mandela Day to "Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day". May I call upon the citizens of uMngeni and the Region to please support us and donate all those items you could part with and brighten the day of people less fortunate than ourselves, living in our own constituency. "
Pictured here is Mayor Mbali Myeni of uMngeni, donating the first gifts into a collection box.
Professionals wanting to join the PPF and become a part of this wave of action, may contact Mr. Xulu on 076 951 4204 or visit the website and join on-line, http://www.ppfsa.org.za/index.htm