“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela
The Nelson Mandela International Day is the annual day in honor of Nelson Mandela. It is celebrated each year on Mandela’s birthday, the 18 July. The day is not meant as just another public holiday, no it is meant as a day to honor Nelson Mandela’s legacy. It is a call to action that celebrates the idea that everyone has the power to transform the world, that everyone has the ability to make an impact. Each year, on July the 18th, we look back on what has been done, and we look forward to what will be done. Mandela spent 67 years making the world a better place. On this day people are devoting 67 minutes of their time to make a small gesture of solidarity.
There are lots of activities held on Nelson Mandela Day. Do you want to participate?
Join us on a Nelson Mandela Day Tour. You will help with the painting of murals and help creating home gardens in Khayelitsha. Local artists will be available to assist with painting and a delicious lunch will be provided.
When? 18 Juli 2017
Time? 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Price? 500 Rand
Includes? Lunch, shuttle, garden/painting materials, Nelson Mandela T-shirt