Mandela Day a week away

2018-07-11 06:01
Nelson Mandela Day was formulated on the idea that just one person has the power to change the world.

Nelson Mandela Day was formulated on the idea that just one person has the power to change the world.

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It’s Mandela Day in a week’s time and throughout the world thousands of people will actively recognise this great man by providing a service for the greater good.

The day was inspired through words by Nelson Mandela himself, at his 90th birthday celebrations in Hyde Park in London in 2008.

“Where human beings are being oppressed, there is more work to be done. Our work is for freedom for all. After nearly 90 years of life, it is time for new hands to lift the burden. It is in your hands now.”

Mandela Day was formulated on the idea that just one person has the power to change the world.

For the 67 years Mandela spent focused on liberating his people, people are asked to devote 67 minutes of their time on this day to help make a positive difference to someone or a group, whether it be the aged, food for the needy, cleaning up, etc – 67 minutes of your time to commemorate Mandela’s legacy.

Mandela Day themes are focused on four pillars needed for social injustices to be eradicated; food security, education and literacy, shelter and infrastructure, and service and volunteerism.

“The message behind Mandela Day is simple – each individual has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better.”


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