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
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.
Click here to watch their tributes to Mandela Day.
Click here to register your Mandela Day activity.