Mandela Day may have come and gone, but the tremendous joy it brought to the children of Heaven's Nest Child Care Centre will linger on in their memories.
In honouring the day, The South African Navy crew paid a visit to the orphanage. The crew was divided into work teams and got their hands dirty with different activities - from getting stuck into the garden, building new shelving, doing electric work, painting windows and playing games with the children.
Following the activities, each child was presented with a gift that included a toiletry hamper, a pair of shoes, toys and books.
After long day of fun - a day that would probably be one of the most memorable days of their childhood, the children retired for their afternoon nap. Fleet Management Commander, Cara Pratten, described the day as 'an enriching experience for all of us and it was impossible not to leave the home without being heartened by the love and care that still abounds'.
Heaven's Nest is a Temporary Safe House in Ottery - a home that cares for over 15 children between the ages of 2 and 9 years infected or affected by HIV and AIDS, as well as children who have been abandoned, abused or neglected until they can be placed back with family members, fostered or adopted. Also, Heaven's Nest always welcomes donations of cleaning products, food, school supplies, diapers or old clothing.
For more information, please visit www.heavensnest.org.za.
Article courtesy: SA Good News.