The Altruist

The newsletter for Philanthropists

Welcome.

Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July 2009 via unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly. It’s not just about the man; it’s about inspiring the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”.

Mandela Day is a global movement to honour his life’s work and to change the world for the better. We all to play a part in building the society of our dreams, inspired by the values of the global icon. And the foundation’s campaign prompts us to take #ActionAgainstPoverty, inspire change and make every day a Mandela Day.

It is important that we use the capabilities we have in a way that dismantles the unequal structures of power and protects the most vulnerable.

So how will you continue Madiba’s work? Get in touch and let us know.

Asif Mohamed
Editor


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