SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation hosted the Mandela Day on the 28th July 2017 at Phuthaditjaba Primary School in Atteridgeville

Article by and Photographs by Staff Sergeant Hendrik Nkoe, SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation, Corporate Communication

The SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation (ADA FMN) hosted the Mandela day on the 28 July 2017 at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville. The theme for the event was “fitness brings healthy body and mind, in conjunction with school principal Mr Baloyi and Major E. van Renburg, Communication Officer, SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation Headquarters.

It was agreed that learners must be given the feeling of soldier life by displaying some of the squad drills at their assembly point and a opening prayer by Air Defence Formation Chaplain Smith and thereafter divide learners in two groups as the school have about 1400 learners from the surrounding informal settlement, the grade R to 3 were taken by Air Defence Artillery Formation women’s led by Chaplain M. Smith playing different games and the older learners were taken by Lt Col Vusi Mabena through aerobics and members of Air Defence Artillery Formation helping during the process.

Members from ADA donated sanitary goods to the school as each member contributed by buying those goods and sweets for the learners, the event was very successful as the school and the learners appreciated our presence and ask for our return to the school. 

The aim of this event is to portray a positive image of the SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation to internal and external publics and to enhance ESPRIT DE CORPS within the formation.  The event focuses on discipline, endurance, sportsmanship, commitment and to give back to the communities around SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation Headquarters area . 

Air Defence Artillery is an integral part of the community of Tshwane and portrays this message through our involvement in corporate social investment and youth projects in Tshwane.
 

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville 

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville 

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville

 

SA Army Air Defence Artillery Formation members with learners at Phuthaditjaba Primary school in Atteridgeville