Monday, July 18, 2011
The world celebrates Mandela Day today.
When the clock hit midnight, one of Africa's most respectable Politicians turned 93 years. This day marks his twentieth year as a free man after spending a greater part of his life behind South African bars. Personally, Madiba is a man I revere. I therefore see the United Nation's declaration of his birthday as the Mandela International Day as a good and a deserving gesture. There aren't too many political icons like him on the African continent.
Today, as South African the anniversary of the Nobel Laureate, people everywhere are encouraged to give 67 minutes of their time to reach out to others in their communities in any way they can. Each minute representing a year spent in politics by Nelson Mandela. Reach out to someone close to you and touch them with your talents or resource. Let them feel special and make a difference in someone's life. The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.