In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared July 18th “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of his contribution to the culture of peace and freedom. The purpose of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action and make a difference in the world – empowering communities everywhere. On this day, each person is asked to give 67 minutes of service – symbolizing the more than 67 years of Mandela’s life dedicated to serving his community, inspiring people everywhere and changing the world.
Today IFSW celebrates Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday and we commit ourselves to giving 67 minutes of our time to community service. President Mandela is a perfect model in giving to humanity and working to make the world a better place. We encourage you to follow in his footsteps and ensure his legacy of social justice and equal treatment for all. Each minute of your service is appreciated – whether it is volunteering to read a book to a child, visiting and assisting someone who is ill, working in a shelter or relocation center; or, visiting and encouraging a sick child or an elder person.
IFSW is proud to join the global community in celebrating Nelson Mandela and keeping his dream alive!