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LEAVE YOUR HEART

IN CAPE TOWN!

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What if in one morning you were able to change a life?

NELSON MANDELA DAY OF GIVING

WEDNESDAY 2/22

CALL TO ACTION!

Volunteer

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Wednesday 2/22, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Come with us to visit 4 nonprofits serving families and children in the city of Cape Town.

We will interact with staff and clients in activities of sharing, teaching, learning, exploring. Transportation and lunch provided.

Volunteer

LIBRARIES & LITERACY PROJECT

Wednesday 2/22, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Come with us as we visit with and donate books to 5 primary schools in the Langa Township, the oldest township in Cape Town and seat of the fight to end apartheid.

Our goal is to donate a minimum of 5000 new and gently used books. Transportation and lunch provided.  

Donate

ITEMS NEEDED

Whether you will attend the SCI Cape Town Summit or not, you can send or bring items needed to contribute to the success of Mandela Day.

OVERVIEW

Sister Cities International (SCI) is a nonprofit network that unites tens of thousands of citizen diplomats and volunteers in over 500 member communities, with more than 2,000 partnerships in 145 countries on six continents. Under this umbrella, the SCI Africa Summit promises to establish and maintain long-term Sister City relationships between cities on the African Continent and cities around the world. These partnerships represent opportunities for direct exchanges between international communities. Strategically employed, they can open trade gateways, facilitate global business networks, and encourage educational and economic collaborations.

The Nelson Mandela Day of Giving is an integral part of the SCI Africa Summit. It will deploy teams of volunteers to interact with clients and staff of four local nonprofit agencies serving families and children, and the population of five primary schools in the Langa Township of Cape Town. This immersive experience will provide volunteer participants an opportunity to learn, teach, explore, engage, network with the “Heart and Soul” of Cape Town.

NELSON MANDELA DAY

On July 18, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly declared International Nelson Mandela Day. This day coincides with the icon’s birthday, and gives credence to his commitment to human rights, conflict resolution and reconciliation. Nelson Mandela Day is also a global call to action for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others around them.

Nelson Mandela called on the current generation to shoulder the responsibility of addressing the social injustices of the world. As Nelson Mandela demonstrated in his own life, one of the most impactful ways to cure society’s ills is to develop a targeted philanthropic vision. In a modern South Africa – the nation that Mandela freed – Mandela’s example of personal generosity and individual sacrifice has been followed even after his death. The simple idea that donating makes a difference continues to impact philanthropic trends and shapes the future of giving in South Africa. The SCI Mandela Day of Giving seeks to capture the spirit of International Nelson Mandela as we convene in Cape Town for the 2023 Africa Summit.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Participating Local Nonprofits

Libraries & Literacy

Book Donations to

Five Langa Township Primary Schools

ZIMASA
Primary School
MOKONE
Primary School
MOSHESH
Primary School
THEMBANI
Primary School
SIYABULELA
Primary School

KEY MESSAGES

It is in your hands to make

a better world for all who live in it.

Nelson Mandela

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