In June 2015, two hundred children from the Maqiyana Primary School near Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal received hand-knitted blankets from the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day project.

40% of the children are AIDS orphans and many are from child-headed households.

The Maqiyana Primary School came to the attention of the Siyazisiza Trust during a Board field trip in November 2014. Trustee, Mrs Eugenie Drakes, was so impressed with the dedication and commitment of the headmistress and staff of the school that she vowed there and then to approach the 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day project for blankets for the children.

The Siyazisiza Trust is assisting the school with the establishment of a garden which will provide fresh produce for the children as well as the surrounding community.