“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela
Each year on July 18, Mandela Day, we are called on to help make the world a better place by doing something for others for 67 minutes. This year, QASA staff used their 67 minutes to improve the living conditions of the quadriplegics and paraplegics at a self-help centre, Ashley Village, in the Pinetown area, KwaZulu-Natal. The team enjoyed immense support from Shaves Paint & Decor, Derivco and Edupower to tackle this challenging task.
There was an atmosphere of purpose and unity as these organisations cleaned, scraped, painted, varnished, weeded and most importantly had fun while giving back to the community.
Ari Seirlis is the CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and managing editor of Rolling Inspiration. email: firstname.lastname@example.org