Mon. Jun 10th, 2024

Tuesday 18 July is Nelson Mandela Day, recognising the South African leader’s achievements in history on the anniversary of his birth.

Created in 2009 by the United Nations, the day is a celebration of Mandela’s life and legacy.

The theme for Nelson Mandela Day for 2023 is: ‘It’s in your hands”, and is aiming to raise awareness of how food is impacted by climate change and calling on people taking part to plant trees and food in their communities.

The organisers are also aiming to plant one million trees around the world.

Nelson Mandela was a famous world leader who had a huge impact on the 20th century and helped shape the 21st, working to bring about significant changes to the lives of many South Africans.

Continue reading to find out about Nelson Mandela’s life story.

By Joy

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