Sunday, 23 June, 2024

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Mandela Day cheer for disadvantaged children

In celebration of the recent Mandela Day that is commemorated on 18 July every year, Pediatric Care Africa (PCA) donated blankets, Nido milk, baby porridge and Genesis nutritional products to children of the Magalela informal settlement outside White River, as well as the children living in Upper Msholozi, Haasbroek and Katoen.

Due to lockdown restrictions and our awareness of the increase of Covid 19 cases in our area, Mandela day was a much quieter and more subdued affair this year,” Surika van der Merwe of PCA said.

We are very excited to be handing out the Genesis nutritional products for the first time to children over the age of one year and to pregnant females, as well as bulk packages to care centres. Each Genesis meal contains 55 key nutrients, including a combination of 23 vitamins and minerals, 19 amino acids, Omega-3, Omega-6, as well the BI0-MOS® prebiotic and SEL-PLEX®, an organic Selenium. It also provides three times more protein than maize meals.”

Most children are not receiving a meal in school at the moment and it is absolutely critical that all children, especially the younger ones, receive enough nutrition to prevent stunting and other problems associated with starvation and food shortages.

Thank you very much to Genesis nutritional products and OUTsurance, for the very welcome and needed donation of Genesis meals. You helped the small children in our communities that simply do not have enough food to eat during these very difficult times,” Van der Merwe said.

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