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The Story of MSD and the Mphe Thuto School

This is the story of a successful partnership in 2005 between a rural primary school, the Mphe Thuto School (meaning, "give me education"), nestled in the mountains in the Magaliesburg area, and MSD. As part of a community development initiative, MSD employees decided to give back to the community of Magaliesburg.

In collaboration with the principle of the school the MSD teams set about giving the school a new look. Armed with an array of paint brushes and tools, the team tackled of repainting the school inside and out, doing repairs in the school kitchen, ablution facilities, and sports feild, donating library books and equipping a room with computers for the students.

The Story of MSD and Zenzele

This is a story which began four years ago in an informal settlement in the East Rand.

It begins with a lady called Minah ,a retired school teacher, who took action and begun to care for three orphaned children in her own home when there was no one else to look after them. Such was the need of the community that she was soon caring for many children. From these humble beginnings, the ZenZele Créche-which means "do-it yourself" - was born.

It is a story about helping hands who reached out and through the combined efforts of the local Daveyton community, the Methodist church, social workers, many caring people and MSD employees, the "new" Zenzele créche was built - the first brick and mortar building in the informal settlement.

Today there are over 70 children at Zenzele - ranging in age from newborn to five year olds. The caregivers are all volunteers who have create miracles with their abundant sprit of giving.