Nelson Mandela International Day (Birth Anniversary)
• Nelson Mandela was a great statesman, a fierce advocate for equality, the founding father of peace in South Africa. • Nelson Mandela was jailed for 27 years. • Nelson Mandela has emerged as the world's most significant moral leader since Mahatma Gandhi. • Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated every year to shine light on the legacy of a man who changed the 20th century and helped shape the 21st. • Mandela Day focus areas and goals 2019-2029 • EDUCATION & LITERACY GOAL 1 Provision of quality education for all children. GOAL 2 All children in Early Childhood Development (ECD) to have access to learning resources for development. • FOOD AND NUTRITION GOAL 3 Reduce hunger in families through the provision of nutritious meals. GOAL 4 Eliminate malnutrition and stunting in young children. • SHELTER GOAL 5 Provide safe shelter for families to live and thrive in. GOAL 6 Eliminate homelessness. • SANITATION GOAL 7 Sanitation that is safe in every school. GOAL 8 Enable access of safe sanitation to all communities to. • ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP GOAL 9 Dedicate more resources to supporting poverty eradication projects. GOAL 10 #MANDELADAY2020 • In 2020, the essence of Mandela Day – take action, inspire change, and make every day a Mandela Day – is more important than ever before.