Nelson Mandela International Day was launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on 18 July by way of a unanimous resolution of the UN General Assembly.
It was inspired by a call Nelson Mandela made a year earlier, for the next generation to take on the burden of leadership in addressing the world’s social injustices when he said that “it is in your hands now”.
It 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.
The message behind Mandela Day is simple – each individual has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better.
If each one of us heeded the call to simply do good every day, we would be living Nelson Mandela’s legacy and helping to build a country of our dreams.
The baton of leadership has been handed over to us. It is in our hands now to make a positive difference.
On Mandela Day 2016, TWB heeded the call of Madiba and held its annual bake off, baking cupcakes for the less fortunate to honour a great statesman and his legacy of “giving back”.
Each staff member was tasked with baking 67 cupcakes for Nelson Mandela day and the results were spectacular!
All the delicious cupcakes were donated to various charitable organizations from orphanages, old aged homes and homes for the physically and mentally disabled. The recipients were beyond appreciative.
Congratulations to our wonderful staff for the immense effort and for making our 2016 Mandela Day Bake Off a tremendous success.