Mandela Day 2013

Last Thursday 18 July marked Mandela’s 95th birthday and the fourth Mandela Day.

Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for social justice and human rights and the Mandela Day campaign invites everyone to give 67 minutes of their time on 18 July to give back. This could be through volunteering with a charity, or helping in the local community – no matter how small the action, the aim is to change the world for the better!

This year EC Cape Town staff went to St Georges Cathedral where we prepared and served food to homeless men and women.

Students also participated in the true spirit of being in South Africa at this historical time by preparing lunch packs, which included sandwiches, a juice and a fruit, which they distributed around the city. Afterwards, some students also went to the historical St Georges Cathedral where a ‘Wall of Honour’ was put up as a special pledge to Madiba and his embodiment of reconciliation. Students could up birthday messages & get well wishes

Thank you to everyone that participated in Mandela Day!