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Mandela Day announcement
Executive summary

Nelson Mandela International Day has enjoyed 10 years of global support and solidarity since it was launched in 2009.

In 2019 the Nelson Mandela Foundation has launched a new Mandela Day strategy, titled: Mandela Day: The Next Chapter, to mark the tenth anniversary of the initiative. In these next 10 years, let us mobilise people, governments, civil society and corporates to focus on these 5 areas: education and literacy, food and nutrition, shelter, sanitation and active citizenship.

What is the Mandela Day Global Network?

The Mandela Day strategy introduces systems for organisations to globally participate to advance the cause of Mandela Day.

The Mandela Day Global Network is a community of organisations, government, corporates and individuals that partner with the Foundation to drive Mandela Day and pursue its objectives. It is a base for the strategic partnerships of organisations with common goals aimed at globally coordinating efforts, sharing information and linking the needs to resources.

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Mandela Day focus areas and goals 2019-2029

Education & Literacy


Goal 1 – Provision of quality education for all children.

Goal 2 – All children in Early Childhood Development (ECD) to have access to learning resources for development.

Food and nutritution

Food and nutrititon

Goal 3 – Reduce hunger in families through the provision of nutritious meals.

Goal 4 – Eliminate malnutrition and stunting in young children.



Goal 5 – Provide safe shelter for families to live and thrive in.

Goal 6 – Eliminate homelessness.



Goal 7 – Sanitation that is safe in every school.

Goal 8 – Enable access of safe sanitation for all communities.

Active citizenship

Active citizenship

Goal 9 – Dedicate more resources to supporting poverty eradication projects.

Goal 10 – Encourage public participation and activist voices towards the eradication of poverty and inequality.

Join others around the world

Take action against poverty today
Pick n Pay
Breadline Africa
Protea Hotel Stellenbosch
National Treasury
Northwest Regional Library
V&A Waterfront
SA High Commission, Suva
HalyHope Foundation
33 Productions
The Circle School
GRK School
UC Davis
Alina inc
Reaboka Foundation
Brazil Africa Institute
Gentry Magazine
St Leon High School
Monterey County
Cotton On Foundation
Wellington Interfaith Council (New Zealand)

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