Nelson Mandela Day is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on July 18, Mandela's birthday. The day was officially declared by UNESCO in November 2009. It commemorates the contribution of Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid cause and first black president of South Africa, to promote a culture of peace.
On this day, every citizen of the world is called to symbolically dedicate 67 minutes of his time to work in community service, in memory the 67 years Mandela devoted to the struggle for equality, reconciliation and cultural diversity.
For the first time, we celebrate this day in the UNESCO World Heritage, the Saloum Delta. It was held in Toubakouta, a town with 52 villages, among them Missirah. This day was such a success. In this locality, this day is organized within the project "Protected Areas, Eco-entrepreneurship and Employability of Young people and Women." I participated in the workshops during this celebration: Social Innovation, Local Economic Development Entrepreneurship and in the Biosphere Reserve of the Saloum Delta, Citizenship and Sustainable Development." Very rich in exchanges with many perspectives.
67 minutes to promote the Marine Protected Area of Senegal.
67 minutes to sensitize the local population about the consequences of rubbishes by the Lieutenant of the Bamboung Protected Area.
The highlight was the fresco (painting done in a wall) done in the Interpretation Center. I had the privilege to paint something for CorpsAfrica. A fresco where we see signatures from authorities, kids, young, to name but a few. A significant fresco which doesn’t need to be interpreted. You just see it and you understand.
-Free yourself, Free others, Serve every day. His following citation, does inspire me: ‘‘what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead’’. And if we see in the context of this area, we can all times lead schemes about environment. It makes me think of the famous sentence: ‘‘We do not inherit the earth planet from our ancestors.
We borrow it from our children’’.
If it’s in this way, I’m wondering
WHY NOT TO CELEBRATE MANDELA DAY EVERY DAY?