Mandela Day is celebrated on former South African President Nelson Mandela’s Birthday July 18th and is becoming a globally recognised call to honour the man by helping those in need to creating a better world. It is not intended as a holiday but a time to work and help out within local communities, dedicating the time to identifying the needs of those less fortunate. It is intended as a global call to people of all nationalities and nations to rally together within the community, identify the needs of people and work together in an effort to meet those needs, it is a call to action.
Anyone can participate on Mandela Day in any way they wish, such things as helping to feed the hungry and homeless, going to visit an old age home or somebody who maybe sick in hospital or bed-ridden at home. There are just so many needs and social issues around us that if we all play a part and do a little bit we can make a huge difference on a global scale. This initiative is designed to help people embrace Mr Mandela’s values and make a difference in the world around us by identifying issues and addressing problems or needs of those in the community.
The worldwide respected leader affectionately known by those who love him as “Madiba” dedicated his life to change and serving South Africa and its people so we are now urged to take this legacy forward. Many will be devoting 67 minutes to doing community service on July 18th to celebrate the great leaders 67 years in politics. We urge you to open your eyes and identify an area and people within your community that needs help that you can give and get involved with Mandela Day as we all contribute and celebrate by giving our time on Nelson Mandela’s Birthday July 18th.