“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the live we lead.”
Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in 2009 by the UN General Assembly as a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy and is on Mandela’s birthday on 18 July each year. Not only does it celebrate his life’s work but inspires each and every South African to take action, inspire change and make a difference in the lives of others every day.
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
For all his life Nelson Mandela has fought on the side of the under priveledged for a better future for the next generation, making tremendous sacrifices and facing several hardships on the way. Now, as the next generation, the social injustices of our world is in our hands, and we have the power and responsibility to stop the disparities of our world and make it a better place for our children. It is no longer enough just to think or speak of change, we must inspire it and make it happen!
“Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world”
Nelson Mandela was a firm believer in education and believed that by teaching the young to respect their fellow man and the world, we can each contribute to an equal society. If each one of us heeded the call to simply do good every day, we would be living Nelson Mandela’s legacy and helping to build a country of our dreams.
Make every day a Mandela Day
Dreams To Reality fully embodies Tata Madiba’s legacy, not simply on the 18th of June, but every day. Our dreams is to provide a safe place for our children to grow and embrace life, keeping them safe from inequality and poverty, and teaching them about the bright future ahead of them. Our Teaching and Childcare volunteer programmes provide emotional and educational support to children whose own circumstances are far from perfect – being plagued by poverty, drugs, alcoholism and abuse. And while South Africa might be only one place with sad circumstances, we believe that every little bit can make a difference and that is why we provide you with the opportunity to come and contribute to these children’s brighter future.
Don’t just donate 67 minutes of your time to charity – make every day a Mandela Day.