What is Mandela Day?
The United Nations declared Nelson Mandela International Day in 2009, meant to recognise Madiba’s sacrifices towards a democratic South Africa and the 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. Since then – through the efforts of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Foundation and its organisations, this day has grown into an international campaign where people are encouraged give up 67 minutes of their time, to be of service to either their local communities or a chosen charity group.
Ultimately, today serves as a call to action, for people everywhere to take responsibility for the world and like Madiba, work towards making it a better place one step at a time.
“I have always admired men and women who used their talents to serve the community” – Nelson Mandela