We are inviting the public to participate in this volunteer activity inspired by former President Mandela’s life and 67 years of service :
The Embassy of South Africa partner with the United Nations Information Center Group for a clean-up activity along Rock Creek with the Rock Creek Conservancy.
- Day: Tuesday 18 July, 2017
- Time: 10:00am-12:00 pm
- Venue: The section identified is very close to the embassy. Meeting point will be at the trailhead near the intersection of Rock Creek Drive NW and Normanstone Drive NW Washington DC
“Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We’re asking you for 67 minutes.”
Nelson Mandela’s birthday is on 18 July, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world. The idea of Mandela Day www.mandeladay.com was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.” The United Nations UN website: www.un.org/mandeladay officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity” and acknowledging his contribution “to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”.