Last September 2, 2017, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, Zwelivelile Mandlesizwe Mandela Chief of the Royal House of Mandela and Honorable member of the Parliament of South Africa has honored Tuloy sa Don Bosco with his presence. In his inspiring message he recalled how his grandfather left open the gates of their home for any person to come in ("Tuloy po"). It was therefore normal for him so see total strangers walking around their compound. Having been embraced by our street kids was very humbling for him to remember how street kids in South Africa used to walk up and embrace his grandfather.
The Chief was amazed to once again relive the bond that South Africa has with Tuloy. In March of 2010 our kids participated in the First Deloitte Street Child World Cup (SCWC) held in Durban South Aftrica. The Shield trophy, the only award given out in the event apart from the championship crown, was given to the RP team for their hard-earned 2-1 win over host South Africa. But what everyone could not forget about that day was how our victorious kids took the flag of South Africa and ran waving it around the stadium to the warm and emotional applause of the home crowd.
We are sure that Fr. Rocky could very well relate with Nelson Mandela who once said that "Sports has the power to change the world."