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Mandela Day Is For Developing Society

by Thandisizwe Mgudlwa
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mandela-415x479The Symphonia for South Africa (SSA) notes that as Nelson Mandela International Day is almost upon us on July 18, many South Africans will, once again, donate some of their time to honor Nelson Mandela by contributing to the enhancement of our beautiful country.

Organizers say, “Just like Mandela, we at Symphonia for South Africa (http://qe4sa.org/index.php/mandela-day-appeal ) believe we all have a role to play in making our collective future better. To this end, SSA calls on all segments of the population – from the NGO sector to business to government- to work together to improve education, one of South Africa’s most pressing problems.”

“Through our Partners for Possibility (PfP) initiative (http://www.qe4sa.org/index.php/partners-for-possibility-programme), 135 pairs of Principals and Business Leaders have thus far been partnered and together have developed their leadership skills in order to inspire teachers, engage communities, and ultimately better educate OUR learners.”

Also revealed is that the PfP Programme provides an opportunity for business and community leaders to get involved in a radical innovation to change the education system, ‘while at the same time improving their own leadership skills’. “It is at the forefront of leading social change within our schools, our communities and within the entire spectrum of Corporate Social Responsibility.”

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

SSA also remarks, “Many of the schools in our PfP Programme have held Mandela Day events in the past that have been incredibly successful in bringing communities together and solidifying the relationships that must exist for education to improve (http://qe4sa.org/index.php/mandela-day-appeal/post/past-mandela-day-events ). Many will do so this year again. Join us in honouring Tata Madiba’s legacy by realising that – “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”

Please click here: http://qe4sa.org/index.php/mandela-day-appeal/post/participating-schools for information on schools near you that will be hosting Mandela Day events throughout the month of July 2013.

In honour of Mandela’s 67 years of fighting for the rights of humanity, please consider the following ways to give to our cause:

• A donation of $67 (R670), $26.8 (R260), $13.4 (R134), $6.7 (R67)(whatever you can give!) to SSA to ensure our continued expansion and contribution to the quality education of all South Africa’s learners. Click here to give now: http://www.givengain.com/cause/2091/projects/11804/

• 67 minutes to one of our schools in your area: http://qe4sa.org/index.php/mandela-day-appeal/post/participating-schools

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