The MCFSP's Outreach team and Initiatives.
Peas in a Pod - 2023
Mandela Day was created to inspire people to embrace the values of democracy and contribute towards the ideals of ensuring a just and fair society and different people accomplish that in different ways. For the Mastercard Foundation at the University of Pretoria (UP), Mandela Day means embracing the values of humanity, empathy, giveback and community engagement. This is why on Mandela Day, which is celebrated on the 18 July 2023, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars led by the Scholar Representatives, visited Peas in the Pod, in Pretoria central. Peas in a Pod is an orphanage that houses young girls from the ages of two (2) – eighteen (18). The orphanage was selected as part of the giveback/community engagement initiative of the Mastercard Foundation at UP. The Scholar’s contribution was R4000 and speaking to the Scholar Representative, Elosy Kathambi, she says that the aim is to invest in the community engagement Mastercard Foundation Scholars, individually must learn the culture of giveback and know that one hand helps the other.