On March 21, South Africans commemorate Human Rights Day, which was declared a public holiday in 1994, following the inauguration of former president Nelson Mandela.

Human Rights Day in South Africa is a day to remember the Sharpeville massacre, a day to celebrate South Africa’s constitution and progress, and a day to discuss the myriad challenges that remain.

The constitution enshrines the right to a basic education, yet the stark inequality in South Africa’s education system remains a legacy of apartheid.

VSAFF is proud to support the important development work that Education without Borders is doing in the township of Gugulethu, outside Cape Town.

By supporting VSAFF, you are supporting EwB — $84,000 raised in five years!

Wishing all a reflective and happy Human Rights Day.