“Access to water is a common goal. It is central in the social, economic and political affairs of the country, African continent and the world. It should be a lead sector of cooperation for world development”. Nelson Mandela.
CATEGORY: Environmental quotes
WHO: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
BORN: 18 July 1918
WHERE: Mvezo, South Africa
NATIONALITY: South African
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Nelson Mandela is a South African anti-apartheid politician and revolutionary which served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first elected fully representative, black President to hold the office in South Africa, the former apartheid regime. In his years as President Nelson Mandela focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized inequality, racism and poverty. He was a Xhosa born to the Thembu royal family and educated in law at University of Witwatersrand and Fort Hare. As young he was an active member of Youth League in ANC involved in anti-colonial politics. In 1990, an international campaign lobbied for his release, and Nelson Mandela became a free man after served 27 years in prison, first on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. He has received global praise for his political work and anti-apartheid position and received more than 250 awards, in 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, Soviet Order of Lenin and the U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Mandela Day objective is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, build a global movement for good. It seeks to empower communities everywhere. “Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”
LINKS AND USEFUL INFORMATION:
Official website Nelson Mandela org
BBC history one of the best websites on Nelson Mandela
Wikipedia about Nelson Mandela
Mandela day: See above
Biography.com with video archive on Nelson Mandela
Nobel Peace Prize 1993 Nelson Mandela
POST AND ILLUSTRATION Kenneth buddha Jeans
THANKS FOR SUPPORTING MY BLOG
I run this blog on my spare time, besides my regular work. It takes a lot of time, no money and does not give much of an income to cover expenses as servers, reliable plugins etc. However, you can help me. If you are about to purchase any green, sustainable, fashion design books or videos click links to the Eco lifestyle store. I get a small contribution from traffic and sales. The prices, service and delivery terms are guaranteed by amazon.com. Your actions can make me spend more time, get better server bandwidth and be able to serve my bloggers with quality and self-produced content in the future. I believe original and creative work is finest; this takes time and effort. In advance, thanks for your support and hopefully you will pay another visit to the blog soon. Please take time to make a comment if you like; negative as well as positive feedbacks are appreciated. My mother tongue is not English so bear in mind that the written language might not always meet your high standard. Nobody is perfect. Wish you happy Karma Yoga Kenneth Buddha Jeans.
CHECK OUT THE NEW DICTIONARIES WITH MORE THAN 1000 ILLUSTRATED TERMS ON ECO FASHION DESIGN
ECO-FASHION-DENIM AND DIAGRAMS DICTIONARIES OVERVIEW