The Pavilion uses its privilege to do good to society

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The Pavilion uses its privilege to do good to society

July 17, 2017
Nelson Mandela Day Press Release

The Pavilion uses its privilege to do good to society.

There is no time to waste. If you are educated and free, empowered and safe, you have to use your strength, your power, and your gifts to help the rest of our human family – Maggie Doyne.

These are the words which guide the Pavilion Shopping Centre and its staff members as they challenge themselves every day to fully satisfy the needs of their shoppers and clients while ensuring that the concerns of the Pavilion’s stakeholders are observed.

The Pavilion Shopping Centre as a lifestyle brand and its staff are cognisant of the need for continued positive contributions to society on the part of those who have the power to do so.

On July 18, 2017, the Pavilion team will join millions of South Africans as they utilize the birthday commemorations of one Africa’s greatest sons, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, in engaging in work of good service to society.

On the day, the Pavilion will revamp the soccer field & netball court at the Durban-based St. Martins Children’s Home. The team will also install new nets for the netball and volleyball courts.
The St. Martins Children’s Home has been taking care of children for over 100 years.

The Home was founded in 1897 by sisters from the Society of St. John the Divine. It is one of the oldest children’s Homes in South Africa. Children at the Home are provided with a home as warm as any other, schooling and the kind of support required to build their self-esteem. There are currently over 75 children living at the Home.

For the Pavilion, giving back to emanates from a place of genuine concern and interest for society’s well-being. The Pavilion considers the over 75 children at the Home worthy of care, attention and love.

“The Pavilion has always been concerned about the less privileged and those going through trying times. This is why, we give our time and resources to help those in need. The Pavilion aspires to be a safe home where everyone, independent of their background, finds comfort,” said Nisha Kemraj, General Manager of The Pavilion Shopping Centre.

“When we give back, we make sure that we do so sustainably. For example, with this year’s Mandela Day project, we decided to revamp the sporting facilities of the St. Martin’s Children Home, because we want to make sure that whatever we leave behind has value and can be utilized long after we have left,” Kemraj concluded.


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Press Release Issued by FBI Communications on behalf of Pavilion Shopping Centre

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