Making a Meaningful Contribution to Madiba’s Legacy
Nelson Mandela Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July, 2009, via unanimous decision of the United Nations General Assembly.
It was inspired by a call Nelson R. Mandela made a year earlier, for next generations to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices and he said that
“It is in your hands now”.
It is more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy. It is a global movement to honour his life’s work and act to change the world for the better.
Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund celebrated the International Nelson Mandela Day at its premises on 18 July 2016, partnered by Nedbank and Nedbank Foundation who donated paint and material to paint the Fund’s outside walls.
Both the Fund and Nedbank staff volunteered, together with the University of Johannesburg’s students who are part of Nedbank’s Community Building Programme.