Nelson Mandela Day 2018
One of the world’s most respected leaders, Nelson Mandela (18/07/1918 – 05/12/2013), once made a statement that “there is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living”.
As we here at Paradigm Software & Hosting fully concur with achieving ones highest possible potential, we decided to make our “Nelson Mandela Day” contribution, in collaboration with our sister company McA, to MES, a non-profitable organisation that strongly aligns with our value systems and believe in the growth of our community.
MES was established 32 years ago in Johannesburg, originally functioning as a soup kitchen to feed the less fortunate people of South Africa. Through their endeavour to make a change in the lives of the people they encountered, they realised that there was so much more they could do than simply supplying these people with the resources to fulfill just one of their basic needs. In addition to providing meals to the community, they acknowledged the importance of shelter, security and developing the life skills of these individuals. All things that are of utter importance to restore their self-worth and sense of belonging, and to be able to make a contribution and become a part of society.
Through many years of growth and various fluctuations, MES managed to become the influential organisation that they are today, empowering people all over the nation to live independent, sustainable and meaningful lives. Not only do they take people in and provide them with food and shelter, they also, by the means of their GROW Rehabilitation program, walk a path with these people, providing them with occupational therapy services, spiritual restoration programs, as well as life and vocational skill development. After moulding these individuals, MES helps them through the tedious process of job searching by helping them prepare for interviews and creating CV’s.
As the homeless and poverty numbers of South Africa are disappointingly high, we at Paradigm Software & Hosting truly encourage anyone who is capable to make a contribution to MES, as they are an organisation who are fighting to make a change and believe that everyone deserves to live a life that they can be passionate and proud of.