- 19 July 2001 (Creation)
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White certificate with a border of small square boxes with blue, red, green, black, and tan designs in each.
Award has red and blue text. Taken out of frame for preservation.
Educational International Africa Region and All Africa Teachers Organization
Recognition and Appreciation Award
presented to Comrade Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
The Officials and Members of Educational International Africa Region and All Africa Teachers Organization, representing 72 national teachers and educational workers organizations with a membership exceeding two million educatiors have the honour of presenting this award to you in recognition of your devoted and immeasurable service to humanity on this continent and to the world in general.
We salute you for devoting your entire life to the struggle for liberation and democracy in Africa and in South Africa in particular
We applaud your recognition and the contribution to the development of human rights to all people. Especially workers and the underprivileged
Your interest and role in the advancement of education for all, in particular, quality public education, is an inspiration for all to emulate
During your incarceration and after, your concern and interest in the unity of educators in South Africa has been a beacon of hope.
We recognize that you voluntarily retired as President of the Republic of South Africa , but you remain tireless in your search for peace, stability, and social development in Africa and elsewhere, we sincerely hope that other heads of state will emulate the example you have set.
Presented at the Fourth Pan African Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 19 July 2001
Signed by: Chief G.O Falade (president Eiraf Executive Committee), Salimata Doumbia (Acting President AATO), W Madisha (Presidenr SADTU), T Laurech (Vice President EIRAF), TA Bediako (Chief coordinator El Africa region and Secretary General AATO)
On the back of the frame was written: Presentation coordinated by Harold Samuel (SADTU honorary life member) Calligraphy by Jill van de Veen. 2001.07.19