Nelson Mandela Day

Today is Nelson Mandela’s birthday, the former president of South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison for attempting to overthrow the pro-apartheid government. He was the first black South African president and worked hard on human rights and to bringing peace to South Africa after the apartheid was brought down. He spent most his life trying to help others and make peace within his country. Today is all about remembering his legacy and values during his volunteering and community service.

He is an inspiration to all and should not be forgotten. This annual day is not celebrated by many people other than South Africans. I am lucky enough that on this day in 2 years time I will be coming to the end of my voluntary experience in South Africa, celebrating this day in the country Mandela fought to make a better place.