Professor Ariel Dorfman reads to the students at Bertrams primary school as part of his Mandela Day commitments. After the reading the children had the opportunity to ask Professor Dorfman questions. Professor Dorfman used the reading as an opportunity to encourage the Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4 learners to read and to start writing, especially if they have the need to express themselves.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Eqstra Fleet Management donated 10 braille copies of Long Walk to Freedom to the Prinshof School of the Visually impaired (Pretoria) as part of the International Mandela Day activities.
150 learners, teachers and cycling enthusiasts convened at the Torah Academy campus in Norwood, Johannesburg, for the 14th annual CycAlive challenge, a youth highlight in the Mandela Day activities calendar. Field Band Foundation from Springs, Rabbi Dovid Hazdan -the dean of the Torah Academy, Dan Zimba, Rabbi Mottie Hadar, Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein, Sello Hatang, Marlene Bethlehem, Lelo Mzaca, a 702 sports, Johannesburg Steelwings Harley Davidson Club-who arrived to show their support, and Ian Freeman of RAM.
The Launch of Mandela Day took place at the Tlatlohang Primary School, a disadvantaged school situated in White City, Jabavu As the emphasis for Nelson Mandela Day 2012 is being placed on raising youth through decent education, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory – in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education – is driving some of South Africa’s most meaningful initiatives, namely the Container Library Project and the 94+ Schools Project, inspired to improve the conditions of our more impoverished schools and encourage literacy to children within our historically disadvantaged communities.
Hands Across South Africa aided the Nelson Mandela Foundation to continue to grow the momentum that legacy advocates like Gareth Cliff have already inspired in order to honour the life and legacy of Madiba, and in so doing make every day a Mandela Day. The event took place at the Phokosho School in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
67 blankets for Mandela Day knitted at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. Gardens of the Union Buildings covered with thousands of handmade blankets as part of a Guinness World Record attempt by 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day.
Photos of the manor and surroundings, ostriches, snow on the mountains, hand print and name ‘Joe’ in the snow, pupils of the shallow academy waving, bikers on old tractor, bikers leaving and the support cars.
Bikers arriving at Robertson, painting the perimeter wall with images, indoors with enormous cake, image of jiving Madiba, lighting the candles on the cake, bikers and children surrounding the cake, cheering, Morgan Freeman cutting the cake, bikers handing over of books and departure.
After delivering the lecture in Cape Town the Nelson Mandela 10th annual lecture speaker, Mrs. Mary Robinson participated in the International Mandela Day activity and donated a container library for a school in Meadowlands, Soweto.