“It is in your hands to make of the world a better place.” This quote by Nelson Mandela encapsulates the feeling of Mandela Day. Commemorating his birthday, everyone is encouraged to celebrate by taking some action against poverty and serving the public for 67 minutes in some way.
The Desmond Tutu HIV foundation took this message to heart, and what better way to the heart than the stomach? Employees donated loaves of bread, peanut butter and jam and made trays of sandwiches to go out with the rainbow-coloured Tutu Tester to be distributed in the communities.
For 67 minutes, one minute for each year Mandela’s public service, the DTHF staff made and distributed sandwiches. The Tutu Truck then could take trays into the community where they offer free healthcare, including HIV testing, STI checkups, counselling, family planning, blood pressure and much more. If people in the community were interested, they can pop in. Feeding others is a wonderful way to bring communities together.