Mandela Day – How will you spend your 67 minutes?

Mandela Day is such a wonderful opportunity for people around the world to give 67 minutes of their precious time to serve their communities in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

Mandela Day
Mandela Day

To get involved in this inspirational day, all that you need to do is go out into your community and attempt to change people’s lives for the better. The best activities empower and build pride among communities and leave behind so much more than just physical changes.

So what are your plans for Mandela Day? It’s not always as easy as it seems to come up with ideas for activities that will make a difference. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve skipped Mandela Day before because I left it too late and had no idea how to get involved – embarrassing, I know!

Realising this probably isn’t my problem alone, I’ve come up with a list of Mandela Day activities for you to get involved in.

Five Mandela Day Activity ideas:

  1. Get involved with charity: Research activities that your local charity is organising and get involved. For example, Cheese Kids Mandela day 2013 are visiting schools, orphanages and care-based centres to paint, garden, and clean.
  2. Donate a skill: Offer to type up someones CV, fix someones toilet, or knit a blanket. Whatever your skill, try to use your 67 minutes to help better someone’s life.
  3. Cook a meal: Cook a meal for someone in need. You’d be surprise how meaningful just one meal can be to someone who is going through a hard time.
  4. Pick up litter: Round up a group of friends and spend 67 minutes cleaning up your local park, dam or  beach.
  5. Volunteer at your local soup kitchen: Serve the hungry by helping out at the soup kitchen in your area.

If you need more ideas, visit the Nelson Mandela International Day website for a list of activities in your province.

Do you have any good ideas to add to my list? Let me know in a comment below!

 

Jenna-Leigh de Wit

Blogger and Social Media Strategist. In ♡ with the idea of inspiring with words & photographs.

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