Part of the Project
On Monday morning’s Breakfast Show with Kieno Kammies on 567 CapeTalk, Lyall Sprong of Thingking sent out a call for action to listeners seeking to connect with a worthy Mandela Day project.
In the interview, Kammies asked listeners what they do to address South Africa's social and structural inequalities.
Mandela Day epitomises this question. It celebrates the power of the individual to transform the world, upholding the belief that everyone has the power to make an impact. Cue #Anotherlightup by Design Indaba Trust, Faith47 and Thingking, which aims to activate the public into making a difference in their communities. Combining public art with crowdfunding, its goal is to raise money for streetlights in Monwabisi Park in Khayelitsha. A mural by Faith47 embedded with LED lights by Thinkgking is the project’s primary promotional tool. When people back the project, the lights on the mural turn on for a night, enlivening the artwork with their vast, multi-spectrum beauty.
#Anotherlightup calls for contributions to help illuminate a walkway joining communal taps in the area that has become a target for crime at night.
In the radio interview, Sprong voiced that the experimental project has captured hearts and imaginations and is still looking for additional community donations to be able to fund the streetlights in full.
Each light costs approximately R7 000 and to date #Anotherlightup has raised just over R27 000.
In honour of Nelson Mandela's legacy, the annual Mandela Day seeks to bridge gaps in a country that still faces massive social divides. #Anotherlightup cherishes these values and calls for your involvement.
Back the project on Thundafund here.