Today is Mandela Day, an international day in honor of Nelson Mandela. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 2009, the day is not a public holiday, but a day to honor the legacy of this great leader. It’s actually a global call to action.
South Africans honor Nelson Mandela by spending 67 minutes of service for the benefit of the greater community. They volunteer their time with the understanding that by working together we can change the world That’s true focus of the day; it’s a time for individuals to come together to transform the world.
Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact. In the words of an early campaign statement:
Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes.”“We would be honoured if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation.
Stop Hunger Now South Africa is celebrating Mandela Day by engaging hundred of volunteers today to package thousands of meals to help feed hungry and malnourished children in South Africa. Congratulation to all who are taking part. They are demonstrating that working together we can change the world forever. They are carrying on the legacy of the great leader whose day they celebrate.