THERE were ripples of delight when youth at Siyakholwa Reading and Writing Club in Nompumelelo sampled a new brand of yoghurt and traditional mageu last week on Mandela Day.
healhy IN celebration of Mandela Day,The initiative, courtesy of Sundale Dairy and non-profit organisation, Ripples for Change, delighted the youth as the dairy manufacturer handed out the nourishing items. the with samples of a brand new blend of yoghurt and traditional mageu last week.
According to Sundale brand ambassadors Ben Daniel and Allan Fortuin, who attended the celebrations said:, “Sundale has developed a new restorative drink ideal for children and we are excited to be able to introduce it to the local market on Mandela Day”.
The launch of the Yo-Mageu came after the company announced the acquisition of Cookhouse Creamery, previously owned by Dairybelle.
CEO Pierre van Rensburg said: “There is a great need to educate the public about the health benefits of pasteurised dairy, particularly in our rural communities and this association allows us the opportunity to provide much-needed aid and to educate families.”
Director of the non-profit organisation (NPO), Ripples for Change director, Galit Cohen, said they worked with 86 Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres throughout the province and advocated putting charities to work for sustainable development.
She said by fostering a love of reading as a recreational activity, they helped strengthen comprehension of the children’s mother tongue and English, improve their vocabulary, and develop imaginations.
“In addition to that, there is a strong correlation between reading and improved school outcomes which help the children reach their full potential,” she said.
“We are so grateful to sponsors like Sundale who assist us to feed the children at these centres.
“Many of them are malnourished and it’s difficult to learn on an empty stomach.
“These private partnerships help us attain our goal of uplifting communities in the province.”
Founded by Mbulelo Bokwe, Siyakholwa started in 2016 and caters for children between four and 13 years of age.
They also aim is also to reduce crime which results from high school drop-out rates by promoting education and bi-literacy development.