Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Things to do in Jozi for Mandela Day


“Make a positive difference in someone’s life. Be a change maker, join the Community’’ –Nelson Mandela

He became Nelson Mandela and shook the world. A passionate man who had    sacrificed his life for a country that needed him. His sacrifice not only served his own nation but served the world and made a difference. This goes back to following his footsteps, by getting involved on Nelson Mandela Day; this means an opportunity to do something good through acts of kindness that restores dignity to others.

Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated internationally as a symbol of citizenry and community service. Johannesburg individuals, companies and organisations are planning on a variety of activities for Nelson Mandela Day on the 18th of July and throughout the month in honour of the man himself. The Stop Hunger Now Southern Africa will have the opportunity to host 540 Fluor South African employees on Nelson Mandela Day “meals in memory’’ meal packaging event at Sandton Convention Centre on the 18th of July.

Nelson Mandela Foundation is hosting an event on the 17th of July. UN My World in support of Nelson Mandela. It is a youth participation programme meant to get the world youth to contribute in how they want to shape the future. This UN lead campaign will come to South Africa this July and also to Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day and Mandela’s belief of inclusive contribution.

On the 18th of July Nelson Mandela Day Freedom Ride is taking place on Nelson Mandela Bridge, from Johannesburg to Soweto at Vilakazi Street where Nelson Mandela once lived, with donation of bicycles to children. Mandela Day is not only about doing good but it is about service therefore take action, inspire change, and make everyday a Nelson Mandela Day.

Article by +Molly Dimpho 

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