Countdown to Nelson Mandela International Day begins

‘Each one of us can do something to make this world a better place.’

The countdown to Nelson Mandela International Day 2012 has begun.

On 18 July individuals and organisations around the world will spend at least 67 minutes doing good work in their own communities in honour of the 67 years Nelson Mandela gave in service and sacrifice.

The countdown began at an event on 18 May at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg.

Nelson Mandela International Day, now in its fifth year, was inspired by Mr Mandela’s speech at London’s Hyde Park on 27 June 2008 when he purposely misread his speech to say “it is in your hands now” instead of the prepared “it’s in our hands”.

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