The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Mandela Day in Belgium

 

THE SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY IN BRUSSELS JOINS THE WORLD IN CELEBRATING MANDELA DAY.

On Wednesday, 18th July 2012 the South African Embassy in Brussels joined South Africa, and the world in celebrating President Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday.

For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity, first as an activist, then as a human rights lawyer, he become a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected President of a free South Africa.

Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day not only celebrates Nelson Mandela’s life, but it is a global call to action and for people to recognize their ability to have a positive effect on others. The day hopes to inspire people to embrace the values that Mr Mandela represents, which includes democracy, freedom, equality, diversity, reconciliation, and humility.

The South African Embassy in Belgium took heed to this call for action. So, as a token of our appreciation to uTata Nelson Mandela’s achievements and for inspiring us to be change makers in the world, both the local and transferred staff volunteered their time to 3 Children’s Home’s in the Brussels City Centre.

We had staff members, spouses and their grown-up children sewing clothes, fixing bicycles, washing toys, washing windows and shutters, painting a garden fence, rearranging and cleaning children’s bedrooms, as well as cleaning a play room. All these activities happened much to the surprise and admiration of the staff at these Homes who were most grateful to us for giving them an opportunity to spend more time with the children entrusted in their care. In honouring the work of Nelson Mandela, staff had an opportunity to bond in a fun environment while they performed their labor of love.

The Embassy also participated in the UN Mandela Day celebration, promoting 67 minutes of community service, which was hosted by the United Nations Regional Information Centre in Brussels. Activities included a radio interview with a local Flemish radio station, posters and a slide show with photos of President Mandela with Children and appropriate quotations by him. A message box was made available for people to send messages to President Mandela.

Some of the notable visitors included the former President of Finland Marti Antisaari and the former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson who are both members of The Elders, an International Non-Governmental Organization of public figures.

SA Embassy Brussels, Belgium

 


 
 
 
 

_________________________________________________

February 2017 Edition

 border = 0
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 
Slide-0
Slide-1
Slide-2
Slide-3
Slide-4
Slide-5
Slide-6
Slide-7
Slide-8
Slide-9
Slide-10
Slide-12
Slide-13
Slide-14
01/14 
start stop bwd fwd
 
 

Police Action for IDSA members 15 February 2017 Commander Chris Opperman, of the Tshwane Metro Police, and his team attended IDSA's January coffee meeting hosted by Champa Weerasekara, of Sri... <|> Kazakhstan is shifting to a new model of power distribution The President of Kazakhstan, Mr Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the nation on 25 January 2017 regarding the issue of redistribution of... <|> Algeria to get a taste of SA culture 14 February 2017 Algerians will get an opportunity to sample South Africa’s artistic talent when the cultural seasons is launched in that country on 24... <|> Children’s hospital designed by children 15 February 2017 The Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital (NMCH) in Johannesburg South Africa has taken every care to make sure that sick children have... <|> Najm us Saqib’s novel 'BAOO' launched in South Africa 12 February 2017 Mr Najm us Saqib, High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa has launched his book 'BAOO' in Pretoria. This is the first... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> Shaping the global order – foreign policy beyond crisis management 17 February 2017 South African International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane concluded a successful... <|> South Africa-China Comprehensive Strategic Partnership 19 February 2017 International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has concluded a successful working visit to Beijing... <|> Redistribution of Powers: New Stage of Kazakhstan’s Democracy Development 23 February 2017 By the end of February 2017 the project on constitutional reform in Kazakhstan will be presented for... <|> Red Cross Humanitarian Diplomacy:  Providing  Humanitarian Relief for 150 years By Srimal Fernando Global EditorThe Diplomatic Society  Looking back at the past  hundred... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.