May has seen the Nelson Mandela Foundation preoccupied with emergency relief work and the selection of a new cohort for its US-South African fellowship programme (Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, a partnership with Columbia University in New York), writes the Foundation's CE in his May newsletter. "In both areas of work, I have felt keenly the extent to which black lives don’t matter."
30th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela's Return
The Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global challenge and the Nelson Mandela Foundation has joined with partners to support South Africans and their government in their fight against the virus.
Here are the many ways we are doing this:
Staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic can so easily feel like doing nothing, but playing by the rules and not leaving the house during the national lockdown is taking an active part in the battle. Play your part and be a responsible citizen.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has created and exacerbated food insecurity for many families in South Africa. #Each1Feed1 is our response, in partnership with the Imbumba Foundation and the Kolisi Foundation.
We’re calling on South Africans to show solidarity and donate to a food distribution network.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation has made its vast archive of the works and writings of the late Nelson Mandela available online. It spans the life and times of Madiba, the struggle against Apartheid and the ushering in of the democratic era.
The Vangasali campaign seeks to find and get the details of all early childhood development (ECD) facilities in South Africa, registered or not. This is so that these facilities, so essential to pre-schoolers' physical and mental development, can be properly supported, especially during the national lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.
Do you have any questions on our response to the Covid-19 pandemic? We are here to answer them. Want to get involved in our Each One, Feed One food distribution drive, but don’t know how?
For more than 10 years, Nelson Mandela International Day has mobilised individuals, governments, civil society and corporate entities to make the world a better place for all.
Join the Mandela Day Global Network and find yourself part of a community of organisations, government, corporates and individuals that partner with the Foundation to drive Mandela Day and pursue its objectives.
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We come together united by a long-term commitment to education and rural development, to motivate that we approach the Covid-19 crisis as one that fundamentally combines health, the economy and education. We motivate to rapidly extend the stimulus package to make a massive once-off investment into equalising the basic resources of schooling, with an emphasis on primary schooling and early childhood development.
Covid-19 is presenting humanity with an enormous challenge as it faces a global crisis on a scale not experienced in a very long time. Governments and societies are wrestling with big issues, from how to save both lives and economies to learning critical lessons for the future; from ensuring that rights suspended under lockdown are reinstated unsullied as soon as possible to ensuring that we are prepared to embrace a post-COVID-19 reality which cannot be business as usual.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement that government is consulting over a possible shift to level 3 lockdown for parts of the country at the end of May. We commend the President for acknowledging that mistakes have been made in lockdown enforcement.
On the weekend of 9 and 10 May the Each 1, Feed campaign delivered food and supplies to people in the Mvezo and Qunu areas of the Eastern Cape, where Nelson Mandela grew up.
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