46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation Call for Establishment of Global ‘Mandela Day’
President Clinton supports global tribute to inspire people to mirror Mandela’s values
A series of special events will take place in
This annual celebration is being created to inspire people from every corner of the earth to embrace Nelson Mandela’s values as they seek to improve their lives through service to their communities.
“We would be honored if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation,” said Mr. Mandela.
As part of this year’s celebration, 46664 and the Nelson Mandela Foundation together with the New York City Department of Education will host a group of middle and high school students as they travel to
Nelson Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African. His life has been an inspiration to the world. To date, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and 46664 have focused mainly on supporting projects in
The Mandela Day campaign calls upon people around the world to commit 67 minutes of their time to make an imprint and help change the world around them.
46664 will also be working with partner organizations, other city authorities and community associations and volunteers across the globe to create a worldwide series of Mandela Day events to honor Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy.
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About 46664 (http://www.46664.com)
46664, the campaign that bears Mr. Mandela’s
About the Nelson Mandela Foundation (http://www.nelsonmandela.org)
The Nelson Mandela Foundation through its Centre of Memory and Dialogue contributes to the making of a just society by promoting the values, vision and work of its Founder. As custodian of Nelson Mandela’s historic papers, the Centre of Memory makes his life and times accessible to the world. The Dialogue program provides a safe space where disadvantaged communities, policy makers and non-governmental organizations enter into dialogue aimed at finding solutions to critical social issues such as poverty and AIDS.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation, which houses Nelson Mandela’s personal office, embodies the spirit of reconciliation, ubuntu, and social justice. Its work is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life.
About the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (http://www.nmcf.co.za)
The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund came into existence in 1995. This was within a year of Nelson Mandela having taken political office a founding President of South Africa’s democracy. Itself a part of the country’s history, the Fund shares the age of South Africa’s 15 years of democracy with rich lessons to share on appropriate models of child care and youth development.
Initially a grant-making organization, the Fund was for the strategic period 2005-2010 repositioned in 1999 as a development and an advocacy agency. Being a rights-based and child-centered organization, the Fund’s target group is children and youth from 0-22 years of age. Its vision, to Change the Way Society Treats in Children and Youth, places it in the league of UNICEF and is similarly committed to creating a world fit for children. The Fund carries out its mandate through South African-based implementing partners within its four key areas of focus. The approximately R35m it grants per annum is according to a rigorous selection process following a public call for proposals.
Successful applicants are funded on a three-year funding cycle. The raising of its funding is a joint responsibility of its resource mobilization unit, programs department and established offices in the
About The Mandela Rhodes Foundation (http://www.mandelarhodes.org)
The Mandela Rhodes Foundation was established in 2003 as a partnership between Mr. Mandela and the Rhodes Trust in the