Service Day With Educo Africa at Ekuphumleni Old Age Home

During the process of helping with activities, I became very emotional just looking at the elderly. I wondered if they still got visitors, many of them come from as far as the Easten Cape. My emotions took me back to when I was at Groot Winter Hook Mountains with Educo Africa. We had to go for a solo night, sleeping alone outside in the dark and I was so scared of the darkness and being alone.

I managed to get hold of my sadness, and pull myself together and enjoy my time with the elderly. It was wonderful to see how happy they were to do something different for the day. Our visit was very different to their daily routine of waking up, taking a bath, eating breakfast ,watching TV, eating lunch then supper and TV again until bed time. This experience made me realize how good it is to put a smile on the face of others.

In life we tend to forget about others who truly need us to help them  feel that they are not alone. There are still people out there who care enough to show love and support. This day taught me that doing service days like this are so important, because not only do you show love, you also receive love, plenty of it.

By: Linda Dziba

Check out our pictures from the day here