Celebrating Nelson Mandela

On July 18th every year, the world celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day.

Launched in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s birthday on July 18, 2009 via unanimous decision 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”.

Mandela education quote

Mr. Mandela, like CODE, believed in education as a way of accessing a better future for all. That's why we will continue to strive, in our own way, to honour Madiba's legacy through our literacy work around the world.

Mandela quote

Learn more about Mandela Day | #MandelaDay


Tuesday, July 18, 2017
News Type: 

Related Content

Sep 08, 2017
CODE is delighted to announce its Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature shortlist. This first regional competition is dubbed the All-Stars edition because all of the first prize winners of full article...
Nov 30, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Slipway Primary School in Monrovia where CODE and its Liberian partner, the WE-CARE Foundation, work to support professional development in the teaching of full article...
Oct 24, 2016
(Disponible en anglais seulement.) Truth, Reconciliation and Hope powerful themes at this year’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. The sun-filled, glass atrium of the Veteran’ full article...