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How Mandela Tea Gives Back.

Mandela Tea – Our Children are the Future

With a percentage of the profits of Mandela Tea going directly to the Mandela Day School Library project, Cape Tea Co furthers its commitment to linking South African business and sustainable education. Cape Tea Co considers education a basic human right which everyone should have access to, but unfortunately, this is not always the case. So what can be done about this? The answer to this is a lot can be done, and it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that future generations have a basic level of education.

To quote Nelson: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world…’ and we couldn’t agree more with this statement.

As well as championing the Mandela Day School Library project, Cape Tea Co works with several Cape Town based NPOs, and during 2015 we provided funding and directly assisted with the crowd-funding campaign which saw a brand new kindergarten built in the Oliboom Township, Philippi. The kindergarten now provides a vital pre-school platform to help give the township’s children a basic level of education before they attend school.

We have raised money to help purchase gumboots and raincoats for the children, and we attend regular volunteering days in the township, to help raise funds for the kindergarten’s upkeep, and to spend time with the children.

We continue to donate funding and time to assist with feeding and spending time with homeless people in the CBD area, and we aim to partner with an NPO in the near future.

Cape Tea Co will continue to promote and directly improve the levels of education in South Africa, to help everyone move towards a more equal society, where everyone has the opportunity to empower themselves, and to pass on this gift to others in need.

We volunteer with them whenever we can, which gives us a first-hand chance to see how education changes lives and gives a platform for which children and adults can take control of their own destinies. With every box of Mandela Tea you’ll be helping to increase funding that will help to provide what is a sustainable future for the youth of South Africa. Our collective progress is dependent on how we provide for our children, and how we tackle the issue of inequality.

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