This year, Blok celebrated Mandela Day by collecting and donating art supplies to Project Playground.
A week later, members of the Blok team were invited back to Project Playground to see some of the crafts created with our donation as well as accept a beautiful token of appreciation prepared by its participants.
Founded in 2010 by Princess Sofia of Sweden, at the time Sofia Hellqvist, and Frida Vesterberg, Project Playground is a non-profit organisation that provides children in Cape Town's Langa and Gugulethu communities after-school sport and recreational activities.
Studies have shown that structured sport and recreational activities contribute to a positive increase in motivation, concentration and ambition in children, while a combination of these also increases their self-esteem and self-discipline.
Project playground is open five days a week to children between 4 and 18 years old and provides a number of other services such as sports and education activities, counselling and support, transport and nutrition programmes.