Emerald Resort & Casino’s team members were more than happy to brighten the communities of Boipatong and Sebokeng this Mandela Day.
A team of 50 enthusiastically painted the Boipatong Community hall and offices before cooking and feeding 600 community members. The team were welcomed and introduced to the community by NAFCOC President, Bongani Dlamini. The Resort thanks the local ward councillors and SAPS for their support in the planning and assistance throughout the day.
Happily covered in paint, the team visited Nyakallong Home for the Disabled in Sebokeng, where they washed windows, planted vegetables and prepared a braai for the residents. This week, Emerald Resort & Casino will return to repair the ceiling and paint the home’s roof and present clothing that has been donated.
“We’re so pleased to have made a small difference in these communities,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive for Emerald Resort & Casino. “We had an incredibly warm welcome from the residents of Boipatong and it was also extremely heart warming to see the unreserved way in which our team members rose to the challenge of spending time with and enriching the lives of our fellow South Africans.”
As a gesture of gratitude, Emerald team members were treated to a dance display from the children in the Boipatong community which the team thoroughly enjoyed.
“Although Mandela Day, and what it means to this rainbow nation, always has a special place in our hearts, we know that assisting others is an all year round endeavour,” says Tanuja. “As such we are consistently involved in other CSI projects, some of which include a Sanitary Towel campaign where Emerald Resort & Casino will be supplying 600 school girls with sanitary towels for a year.
We also work closely with local orphanages that are invited for a leisure day out at Aquadome and Animal World throughout the year,” she says.
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