What counts in life is not the mere fact we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela
The Nelson Mandela Foundation is hoping that volunteers around the world donate just over an hour of their time when South Africa’s former president turns 95 next week.
18 July 2013 marks the 95th birthday of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, and the fourth Nelson Mandela International Day.
The vision behind this key event is simple: that each individual has the ability and responsibility to impact change.
One message drives this vision: Mr Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for social justice and human rights. The Mandela Day campaign asks that individuals, groups and corporates use just 67 minutes of their time on 18 July, and every day thereafter, to give back.
No matter how small the action, the aim is to change the world for the better, just as Mr Mandela has.
Some of the world’s greatest leaders and influencers have taken a moment to recognise that it takes just one individual to inspire change through action. This is their tribute.
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Change is driven by those who make it.
One man’s vision has inspired a global movement for good.
Share in this vision and become a changemaker.
Join us this Mandela Day and drive the change – pledge your support on Pledge 4 Mandela Day.
Honour the life and legacy of Madiba by making your “Mandela Day activity” a piece of history, by registering your activity at Mandela Day.
Let’s make every day a Mandela Day!
Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation