Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, September 3, 2016 Under: Conferences & Events


Members of Madiba Aviary Club South Africa on Monday 18th July 2016 visited Children of “YENZANI CHILDREN HOME” in Midrand to celebrate 67 minutes of Mandela day. During the visit they gave out food items and gifts to the less privileged children at the home. The food items given out include rice, tissue rolls, full cream milk, Milo drinks and many other items.

Madiba Aviary International Club is an International non-profit organization registered in Nigeria, UK, America, South Africa, Germany, India, Ghana and a few other countries. In the United Kingdom, they are an affiliate to Prostate Cancer UK and are known to donate funds to support the cause of the organization to fight Prostate cancer. The Aviary Club International is an association of Nigerian men who are graduates from Nigeria tertiary institutions. 

Among others the aims and objectives of the organization are: to provide corrective remedies to societal ills through reflective thinking and learning of the intricacies and mystery of life; to promote social-economic and political empowerment of members. Others include- encouraging members to achieve their maximum potential in all their chosen spheres of life and to provide assistance and economic opportunities on egalitarian basis and support to members in networking, professional assistance and intervention to active members.

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela's birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009.

On 27 April 2009, the 46664 concerts and the Nelson Mandela Foundation invited the global community to join them in support of an official Mandela Day. Mandela Day is not meant as a public holiday, but as a day to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's former President, and his values, through volunteering and community service.

Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.

The Mandela Day campaign messages are:

"Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes." (Wikipedia).

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