IVD 2015 celebration was held in Kaalfontein, an informal settlement near Midrand. The organizing committee identified the NGO- Tswaranang Orphaned and Vulnerable Children Centre to partner with from the community of Kaalfontein which has many other NGOs. Tswaranang OVC is a volunteer staffed NGO and has been serving the community for 10 years and has close relations with the Department of Social Development.
A gathering was planned at Tswarang OVC where the planning committee (UNV, JICA, NYDA), Tswaranang staff, orphaned youth from the center and serving volunteers from JICA and UNV met for programme debrief and painting of the facility. The group travelled to the community secondary school (Penelopele/ Oracle) where the main festivities where planned and greeted with venue filled with community members of all ages and NGOs, civil society representative, and the UNDP country Director Mr. Walid Badawi.
The opening of the event was graced by a an opening song by the nursery school children from Tswaranang OVC. Mr. Lineo Rasegwane welcomed the audience with a short story on volunteerism in the South African context and history and a poem.