‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’- Nelson Mandela
‘No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his backround, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can learn to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.’- Nelson Mandela
18 July 2014
Nelson Mandela Day
It is the fifth year since the United Nations declared July 18, Madiba’s birthday, an international day aimed at “bringing people together to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation”.
What an honour to Have a platform like Miss Earth South Africa, on a day like this, to celebrate such an honourable man, an icon, the Father of our Nation.
My 67 minutes of Service extended to 3events for Madiba and three things very close to my heart: Children, Animals and the Homeless.
I spent my morning with my Child Welfare SA Stellenbosch family, talking about a new project I will be running that we will call: ‘Help a Local Child’. I am so excited to be an Ambassador for them and to be able to help them and bring awareness to my community, about the Child Welfare SA. My main focus with this project is to involve schools, businesses, communities and individuals and educate them firstly on the importance of supporting initiatives like these and how important it is to stand together in order to make the change that we NEED to see. This project will require individuals or businesses to donate any form of clothing/toys/books/stationery/toiletries or a financial donation to the CWSA – That will go to a child between the ages of 0-18.
My 67 minutes Started at the Indawo Lutsha Youth Centre in Stellenbosch, with the some of the Toys For Africa Ambassadors (Rico Fourie and Alette Winkler, Wife of Heinzz Winkler)- We handed out educational toys and pens along with Phusa, who also gave them a fun and cute educational lesson on Mandela and the Big 5, as well as South Africa.
My heart was so overjoyed about my next 67min of service: Wellington SPCA
‘Be the voice for those who can not speak’- Mishka Patel
My last 67min for Madiba was at the Dragon Room in Cape Town, Walking for Gabriela Fraser Designs and Forecast Raincoats at the No Danger Diaries Fashion Show event: All the clothes and money on tickets went straight to the Homeless in Cape Town!
‘Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great; YOU can be that great generation.’ – Nelson Mandela
It is an honour to serve, Every day should be Mandela Day.