Mandela Day is an opportunity for African Communities to give back to the Queensland community and they will be out in force planting trees and revegetating parks in the Moorooka area, and anyone and everyone can join them!
In 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July, Nelson Mandela's birthday, as Nelson Mandela International Day. It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.
On this day, the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation for people everywhere to devote time to helping others, as a way of honouring Nelson Mandela's legacy.
The message behind Mandela Day is simple – each individual has the ability and the responsibility to change their world for the better.
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. It is our turn to make a positive difference.
Nelson Mandela devoted his life to making positive change in his country
Nelson Mandela followed three rules throughout his life, and they can be universal in their application:
Free others, and
Mandela Day is a global call to action for citizens of the world to take up the challenge and follow in the formidable footsteps of Madiba, a man who transformed his life, served his country and freed his people. Its objective is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better and in so doing, to build a global movement for good.
The question we must ask ourselves is what we are doing to make the world a better place; what are we doing to make every day a Mandela Day?