18 July 2022: Let’s give thanks to Nelson Mandela’s legacy

18 July 2022: Let’s give thanks to Nelson Mandela’s legacy

It’s time to act, inspire change and make every day a Mandela Day. On Monday 18 July, you should look at what you can do, with what you have, wherever you are. Exactly the global theme for Mandela Day 2022.

Our country has been through so much during these last couple of months, especially in KwaZulu-Natal with the heavy floods. We must think of ways to merge with the Mandela Day strategy of introducing systems for all kinds of organisations worldwide to advance the cause of this observance.

If you have or are part of a business, you should partner with the Foundation to drive Mandela Day and pursue its objectives. These include providing quality education to all children, reducing hunger in families through providing nutritious meals, and providing safe shelter for families to live and thrive in. Furthermore, the foundation assists with providing safe sanitation in schools and dedicates more resources to supporting poverty eradication projects.

Join the Mandela Day community

There are so many ways to make a difference. It’s recommended to start with what you are passionate about and where you know your actions will have a lasting impact. Once you know, amplify your efforts by sharing the news and activities with your family, friends, communities, organisations, corporates, and the media.

You can share your actions on social media, and follow and tag Mandela Day on Facebook or Twitter.

What to do for Nelson Mandela Month/Day

  • Donate to the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s recent KZN Relief Effort campaign.
  • Embrace home and community planting and growing as a contribution to protecting the environment and addressing the challenge of climate change.
  • Offer to mow the lawn and fix the garden at a nursing home or hospice.
  • Organise a fun outing for children in an HIV/Aids programme.
  • Host a dinner where the meal budget is R5 per person as a way of identifying with the millions who live below the poverty line.
  • Offer to fix things at a local school or organisation (paint, broken windows, remove graffiti).
  • Walk instead of driving to local places and have conversations with some of the people you meet on your way.
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter.
  • Donate magazines and books to an under-resourced home for the elderly.
  • Teach someone basic computer skills and how to use the internet.
  • Tutor someone who needs help learning your mother tongue.
  • Bake cookies and take them to a police station for the police officers
  • Organise a prayer meeting with family and friends to pray for our country.

For more suggestions on what you can do, click here.

Visit Sandton Central’s events page to see the community’s Mandela Day contributions and sign up to participate.

Remember that no matter how small your action, Mandela Day (and month) is about changing the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did, every day.

Let’s see some #ActionAgainstPoverty, Sandton!