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Unity in Africa Foundation to celebrate Mandela Day with walk at Donkin Reserve

Jul 6, 2016
Unity in Africa Foundation to celebrate Mandela Day with walk at Donkin Reserve

The iconic father of South African democracy Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to making the world a better place. The call to inspire mankind to do good for 67 minutes was sparked during the first democratically elected president’s 90th birthday celebration on 18 July in 2008.

International Mandela Day recognises Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity and is a call-to-action for people to recognise that each individual can help change the world.

The Unity in Africa Foundation wants you to continue the iconic leader’s commitment to making the world a better place for all. By dedicating one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service leads to a wave of good and an awareness of the inequality still facing many South Africans today.

The Unity in Africa Foundation is a public benefits organisation which believes in bridging the equity gap and overcoming the intergenerational poverty through educational programmes. The Foundation furthermore wants to open doors to learning both inside as well as outside the classroom creating active and engaging citizens tackling key social issues. The Mandela Bay Development Agency has partnered with us on the Foundation’s Mandela Day initiative.

With the 2016 Mandela Day round the corner, UinA Foundation wants each person to realise that the power is in their hands to change the world. On Monday 18 July, we are asking Port Elizabeth citizens to join the Foundation in a 67 minute walk along the MBDA’s Route 67 to the movement of creating change.

The entry to take part in this initiative is a barely used and/or new item such as blankets, clothing, stationery, toiletries etc. The items will be donated to beneficiaries the Foundation has identified. Cash donations are also welcome; however, we request that cash donations be paid into the Foundation’s account.

The 67 Minutes on Route 67 will take place during the lunch hour with a drop off container at the Elizabeth Donkin memorial. Supporters and strollers can meet at 12 pm and the two km walk should take up to 67 minutes – if you take the time to explore the majesty of Route 67. The Unity in Africa Foundation 67 Minutes on Route 67 will end at 2pm and supporters are encouraged to join in at any time they wish to join and to walk for as long as they want.

If you require further information contact 041-582-1274 or email [email protected] or [email protected]