18 July 2019 marks former President Nelson Mandela’s, 101st birthday. This day is significant for South Africans and usually sparks a multitude of charitable acts across the country. The Denis Hurley Centre, will this year embark on a project to educate people on homelessness in Durban.
The project is called ‘Homeless 101’. Last year, the DHC, used the day to bring together a network of NGOs to share 100 ways to transform the inner city over 100 days. The centre will be visiting public spaces such as schools, offices, and coffee shops to give a one hour session on the issue of homelessness in Durban. The presentation will be conducted by one of the centre’s managers as well as a homeless individual, for a more authentic portrayal of the situation.
The sessions are free of charge but donations are welcome. The DHC urges the public to let them know the day and time they would like to conduct the session as well as to book as soon as possible to be accommodated quickly.