Why is Mandela Day 67 minutes?
The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: "It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now."
The United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognizing Mandela’s "values and his dedication to the service of humanity" and acknowledging his contribution "to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world".
"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," the foundation said.
By devoting 67 minutes of their time – one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service – people can make a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good.
The Mcdonald's and ETE charity event on Monday, October the 14th, saw the community come together to support this great cause. The evening was done as part of a visible drive to create more community awareness for the Empowerment Through Education Trust in the area. ...
There are only 5 days left until the McDonald's Charity event. McDonald's Longbeach Mall will be hosting a Fundraiser for Empowerment Through Education. Please come and support, there are prizes to be won! ...