In celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day 2015, the South African High Commission will be celebrating the day at the Kawotta Saviour’s Primary School, Kajjansi on Friday, 17 July 2015. As stated on the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s website, Nelson Mandela Day is more than a celebration of Madiba’s life and legacy. It is a global movement to honour his life’s work and act to change the world for the better.
In line with some of the themes for the day such as Food Security, Education and Literacy, the High Commission will join hands with the management of South African companies such as MTN, ESKOM, SHOPRITE and CENTURY BOTTLING in dedicating 67 minutes of our time to engage in activities such as the unveiling of a computer laboratory donated by MTN and ESKOM; planting seedlings in the school’s vegetable garden; and clearing the school’s playground area to commemorate the day at the school.
With the assistance of the Ugandan National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), staff members of the High Commission and participating partners will join the teachers and children of the school as well as parents and leaders in their community in planting trees on the grounds of the school, enlarge the school’s vegetable garden, and present donations of foodstuffs and drinks provided by SHOPRITE and
Following the unveiling of the computer laboratory donated by MTN and ESKOM, MTN will provide the school children with the MTN Internet Bus for the day during which the children will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with computers.
“Nelson Mandela fought for social justice for 67 years of his life. It is not too much to ask that we devote 67 minutes of EACH day in EACH year to honour his lifelong legacy. This is a day that inspires all of humanity and reminds us of our public service to each other”Kgalema Motlanthe, Former South African President.