Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Are you doing your 67 minutes worth on Mandela Day

Following the success of Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in June 2008, it was decided that there could be nothing more fitting than to celebrate Mr Mandela’s birthday each year with a day dedicated to his life’s work and that of his charitable organisations, and to ensure his legacy continues forever.

The Mandela Day campaign message is simple: Mr Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity. All we are asking is that everyone gives 67 minutes of their time, whether it’s supporting your chosen charity or serving your local community.

“Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.” 

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Food collected at work for Madiba Day and visit to Reuven old age home

A Daft Scots Lass

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Wreckless Euroafrican said...

Hi there ADSL! I have a personal opinion about Mr. Mandela, but it does not match the general view / perception, as per your post. Suffice to say, I don't give him as much credit as the rest of the world does.
I was around for many of the incidents that were sanctioned in the name of "Freedom" / "Terrorism", and cannot accept that all is forgotten / forgiven just because the rest of the world says so.
However, I wish him a happy birthday.

A Daft Scots Lass said...

@WE You don't have to agree with all Mandela's past, present and future political doings, but just to support the spirit of the day and the message about doing good for others.

The Glebe Blog said...

Africa is no where near perfect, but Mandela has to be applauded for his tireless opposition to Apartheid.
Colonialism is still rife in many parts of the world and there are still many in Africa who support white supremacy. We're still quite a few generations away from equality of race, colour and creed.

YeamieWaffles said...

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela, a true visionary, a true legend and a truly awesome guy love him.


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