International mandela day
Many people and organizations around the world take part in many activities to promote Nelson Mandela Day. These activities include volunteering, sport, art, education, music and culture. Various events are also held on or around July 18 to honor Nelson Mandela’s works and to promote the different projects that were inspired by Mandela’s achievements
Nelson Mandela continues to be a source of inspiration for the world with his example of courage and compassion and his commitment to social justice and the culture of freedom and peace.
One of the most important lessons we can learn from Nelson Mandela is that to move forward we have to look forward, however difficult it may be.
For 18 years Nelson Mandela was known as prisoner 46664. However, he was never a prisoner of his past. After being sentenced to forced labor and isolation on Robben Island, he overcame suffering and indignity and led his country, and our world, towards a more hopeful future.
He did not succumb to bitterness or personal animosity, but devoted his tremendous energy to realizing his ideal of a peaceful, multiethnic and democratic South Africa.
Nelson Mandela once said that a saint could be defined as a sinner who continued to strive. What a resounding message of hope in a world divided by fear and cynicism. It's never too late to face the future and try again.
Today, in commemorating Nelson Mandela's life of dedication, the best tribute we can give to this great man are not words or ceremonies, but actions that improve our world.
Each of us can make a difference by promoting peace, human rights, sustainable development and a decent life for all. Each of us can find inspiration in the example of Nelson Mandela and his famous words: It always seems impossible until it is done.
Let's build on Nelson Mandela's legacy
Brian Javier Rodriguez Gomez