Mandela Day – Change Starts with Us, Rosebank!
Lifestyle Jul 16, 2021
Nelson Mandela Day is an international day to recognise the contributions made by Nelson Mandela to the culture of peace and freedom. It also recognises his values and dedication to the service of humanity in conflict resolution, race relations, promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, the fight against poverty, and the promotion of social justice.
Let’s take Sunday, 18 July 2021, to recognise and contribute towards his legacy in taking #ActionAgainstPoverty. Yes, there are various ways to get involved and making this not only a one-day thing but to make it Mandela Day, every day. However, we want to create awareness around the #Each1Feed1 campaign by The Nelson Mandela Foundation and hope that you join us in sharing this with family and friends.
Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit South Africa hard and has worsened the statistic of 1,7 million households with food insecurity since 2019. But there is hope, if we unite in partnering to build a food distribution network…
We are a nation borne out of solidarity – together, just like in the past, we can ignite our culture and overcome the most significant test of all times toward our character and cohesion – many South Africans facing food insecurity.
In partnership with #KolisiFoundation, #ImbumbaFoundation, #SoapForHope, and #RiseAgainstHunger, and supported by a wide variety of organisations such as Ford, Polo and Old Mutual (to name a few), families living under a no work no pay structure needs our help – they need your help.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has kick-started the donations with R500 000 and distributes food hampers to support families for a minimum of three months. However, they invite the public to contribute to the initiative by donating through this link.
Together, we can make a difference even if we only buy essential products from local grocery stores and donate them to participating retail stores. #Each1Feed1 specific boxes can be found in-store.
If you have any questions, here is a complete list of FAQs from how it works, where you can find donation boxes, to who is eligible, and how to become a beneficiary. To help with the distributions, or if you or someone you know is a potential beneficiary of the initiative, please contact Yase Godlo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give a Little
By giving a little of your time each day to making a change that’s close to your heart or by giving a little of your time to make a difference in the life of someone else, you can start changing the world around you. There are so many ways to make a difference; however, start with what you are passionate about and know your actions will have a lasting impact.
Register here for resources, including a toolkit about everything you need to know about Nelson Mandela and Mandela Day. Receive inspiration from recent news and make sure to follow Mandela Day on social media: Facebook, Twitter.
Take action and inspire change, Rosebank – it all starts with us!