Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day!

July 18, 2011  By: Africa Adventure Consultants
Today is Nelson Mandela Day. This recognition takes place every year on July 18th; Madiba’s birthday. The day is a call to action for people everywhere to take responsibility for making the world a better place, one small step at a time, just as Madiba has always done.

Mandela spent more than 67 years serving his community, his country and the world at large. On this day, people are encouraged to devote just 67 minutes of their time to changing the world for the better, in a small gesture of solidarity with humanity, and in a small step towards a continuous, global movement for good.

MAKE THE CHANGE: BECOME A MANDELA DAY CHANGEMAKER

Change was the gift given to all South Africans by Nelson Mandela. Now it’s YOUR turn. In the spirit of Madiba and his vision to spread justice and freedom for all, this is your chance to step up to the plate and become a part of a continuous global movement for good. By becoming a Mandela Day Changemaker you can show that actions speak louder than words by giving a little of your time to make a change that’s close to your heart. (or by giving a little of your time to make a difference to the life of someone less fortunate.)

SHARE YOUR MANDELA DAY DEED

Honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela by making your “Mandela deed” part of history. Visit the Mandela Day Activities to pledge your support and describe how you plan to commemorate the day. Then document your act of kindness on Mandela Day and share it with the world. You can comment here, and also send your feedback, pictures and experiences to nmf@nelsonmandela.org.

“It is in your hands to make of our world a better one for all.”
— Nelson Mandela, 25 June 2008 , from By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations

Special thanks to our partners at South African Airways for this content

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