67 Minutes for Mandela
"Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the
world a better place. We're asking you for
67 minutes." Nelson Mandela turns 92 on 18
July, and the call has gone out for people everywhere to
celebrate his birthday – and the global launch of
Mandela Day – by acting on the idea that each person has
the power to change the world.
The call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation
and its sister organisations for the creation of an
official global Mandela Day, to be celebrated annually
on 18 July, Mandela's birthday, is gaining momentum.
The celebration of Mandela Day aims to
serve as a global call to action for people to "recognise
their individual power to make an imprint and help
change the world around them for the better", the Nelson
Mandela Foundation said at the launch of the campaign in
"Nelson Mandela has been making an
imprint on the world for 67 years, beginning in 1942
when he first started to campaign for the human rights
of every South African. His life has been an inspiration
to the world."
Now, the Mandela Day campaign is calling
on people around the world to commit
of their time "to make an imprint and help change the
world around them."
Find out about volunteer
opportunities, pledge some of you time, make an
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