Nelson Mandela Day 2020 #MandelaDay #ActionAgainstPoverty

Mandela Day is today! Every year on July 18th we celebrate Mandela Day. Inspired by Nelson Mandela and his sociopolitical leadership, the holiday asks us to make change in our communities. This year’s focus is on food and nutrition, education and literacy, shelter, sanitation, and active citizenship.

Take a look at your neighborhood and nearby areas. Are you living in or near a food desert? Do the people in your community have access to affordable fresh fruits and vegetables? Are the schools in your district properly funded with up-to-date textbooks, food programs, and afterschool activities? Is there adequate housing for members of your community and programs to end houselessness? Does everyone in your community have unlimited access to clean water?

Everyone deserves unconditional access to nutrient-dense food, safe housing, and clean water. What are you willing to do to make sure everyone has access?

Communities across the world are affected by the spread of Covid-19, which has hit every economy, causing new social and economic challenges and exacerbating old ones.

But, there is hope. On a scale never seen before, individuals and groups are finding ways to help those in need of support. You can join us.

We call on you to be an active citizen in your community, individually or as part of one of the millions of groups getting together to start initiatives around delivering food parcels, making masks and protective gear, teaching online or making donations towards these efforts.
Mandela Day is celebrated on 18 July every year. In 2020, it will be the day we share the successes we have achieved and the lessons we have learned as we battle this pandemic, and its effect on those less fortunate than ourselves.

We call on you to contribute to the Each1Feed1 campaign, join a community initiative or start your own.

Check out the full site and available resources.


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