Volunteer With Mellon Educate To Make A Difference

Help give the gift of education to children in South Africa

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Nothing for Christmas

These 4 children are amazing and you know what, you CAN do something to help them. Don't just think it, do something about it! Join Mellon Educate and build a school in 7 days for impoverished children in South Africa in November 2016. Sign up now at www.melloneducate.com #LeaveYourLegacy

Posted by Mellon Educate on Thursday, December 17, 2015
The run up to Christmas and everything it entails means that many people's schedules are full to the brim with planned parties, social gatherings, shopping trips, and and family visits. Much time is spent agonising over gift ideas and the searching for the perfect presents for friends and loved ones, as well as deciding on what you may want to ask for in return. Although warm generosity, and the sincere wish to show those close to you how much they mean to you is intended by the majority of people, it is hard to some times not get caught up in the over commercialised materialistic nature of the holidays. It is easy to forget that your time and effort can actually be the most valuable gift of all. Educate Mellon are a volunteer based charity who have set about on 10 year plan to improve the lives of impoverished and disadvantaged children and young people in South Africa. Founded by Irish entrepreneur and philanthropist Niall Mellon, the charity's mission follows directly on the back of its previous campaign to help build new houses to re-home 100 thousand of South Africa's poorest citizens. This time the aim is to build new schools and educational facilities so that children of those families in South Africa's townships are allowed the opportunity to learn and succeed, and given the chance to better their lives and reach their potential. The video above shows brief chat with just some of the children that Educate Mellon hope will benefit from this 10 year building initiative. Challenging many of the preconceptions of perceived poverty in South Africa, such as a favourable climate, and ease of access to clean water and sanitation, it is clear to see from watching that these kids are smart, witty, and determined individuals. They are people who know what its like to have to strive and show resolve just to get to get to school most days, let alone in the winter. As with every charity, Educate Mellon are only able to succeed with the donations of generous folks such as yourselves who might be reading this. Indeed if after watching the video above you feel compelled to donate then please head over to their website. However if you're in a position to offer you're services, they are looking for those individuals who able to give up their time to volunteer in November 2016. Over the course of that week you would be involved in the building of a new school in just 7 days, which when finished will cater for the young people of a whole town. <![CDATA[(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));]]>
Separate Lives, United Together

In just 7 days you could build a school in South Africa and change lives forever. Sign up now: www.melloneducate.com #LeaveYourLegacy

Posted by Mellon Educate on Wednesday, December 16, 2015
While many of us will be waking up on the 25th to find presents under the tree and the company of those we hold most dear, there are many who will wake up to nothing but the hope that things can get better. There has never been a better time to #LeaveYourLegacy.
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