Every year since 2009, on 18 July, the day Nelson Mandela was born, the United Nations invites everyone to celebrate Mandela Day. Every individual has the opportunity and the responsibility to change the world to make it a better place, and Mandela Day is an opportunity to act and inspire that change.
For 67 years, Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to serving humanity. A human rights lawyer, prisoner of conscience, South Africa’s first democratically elected president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, he passed away on Thursday 5 December 2013 at the age of 93.
This year, 2018, marks the centenary of his birth, an opportunity to look back on his life and heritage, and to follow his call to “make the world a better place”.
The message behind Nelson Mandela International Day is simple: everyone has the ability and responsibility to change the world for the better. And if each of us answers the call to do something good every day and to honor Nelson Mandela’s legacy, we will help build the world of our dreams. The torch of leadership has been handed to us. It is now up to us to make a positive difference.
Every year, on Mandela Day, everyone is invited to take action and inspire change in their community.
There are so many ways to make a difference. Start with what you are passionate about and in a domain in which your actions will have a lasting impact. Whatever the size of your action, you can change the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did every day of his life.
Some examples of what you can do to act and to inspire change:
- Take part in a collection of food and donations for the most deprived people.
- Volunteer at the soup kitchen.
- Put away your wardrobes and donate clothes you no longer wear.
- Go to retirement homes or hospitals, your visit will delight the elderly and the sick.
- Offer your services in an animal shelter because abandoned animals need affection.
- Make friends with someone from a different cultural background because mutual understanding helps to get rid of intolerance and xenophobia.
- Or any other simple gesture of solidarity towards others.
TAKE ACTION. INSPIRE CHANGE. MAKE EVERY DAY A MANDELA DAY.
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