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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - The embodiment of peace
Nelson Mandela is a former
president of South Africa from
1994 to 1999. He was the first
black and South Africa’s first
democratically elected
president. Nelson Rolihlahla
Mandela was born in the
village of Mvezo, in the
Eastern Cape, on July 18,
1918. Since he was young, he
already had been an active
protester with what he
believes in. Actually, when Mandela was studying his Bachelor of Arts degree at
the University College of Fort Hare, he was expelled because of joining a student
protest. He has been politically involved since 1940, became a member of
African National Congress and actively leading both peaceful protests and armed
resistance against white minority’s oppressive regime. When he became the
head of the state of South Africa, he established a multiethnic government to be
firm with what he is advocating through the years. He received more than 250
honors including a nobel prize and described by the South African people as the
“father of the nation”.
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For Nelson Mandela, Peace is for everyone. He believes that everyone
should be treated equally with respect. Mandela promotes Social Justice, living
with compassion and Justice. In the International Society, he is widely known as
an icon of democracy and social justice. In his time as a student to mid 30’s, he
was flashed with the issue of racism in his country and he started to work on that
through protest. When he reached the highest position in the state, he made an
action. Made a government and environment safe for everyone, despite their
color, race and ethnicity. After Mandela’s presidency, even with the public
pressure to run for another term, he decided to focus on his foundation. Nelson
Mandela Foundation and The elders is an independent group of individuals with
a vision to ease human suffering and address global issues. These foundations
are just two of the organizations that he established to devote peace in his
country and around the world. In 2002, he became an advocate of AIDS
awareness to the people who are innocent with the issue and to some who were
discriminated because of the stigma. His son later died because AIDS. At the
age of of 95, Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013 because of lung
infection, leaving his legacy to the young people.
United Nations declared July 18 as “Nelson Mandela International Day” on
2009 and celebrated every year. This year I was able to be part of the Nelson
Mandela Day event that was held in Las Piñas Parañaque Critical Habitat and
Ecotourism Area. The event was titled, ‘100 Trees for Nelson Mandela’s 100
th
Birthday”. I was able to be part of it because I’m having my internship that time in
United Nations Information Centre and our agency was the one in charge of the
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event. I was given the chance to be the attaché of the Ambassador of South
Africa and had conversations with him. It was an unforgettable and great
experience to be part of an event where we commemorate the achievements of
Nelson Mandela and at the same time, helping the environment for taking part of
the tree planting.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela - The embodiment of peace Nelson Mandela is a former president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black and South Africa’s first democratically elected president. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in the village of Mvezo, in the Eastern Cape, on July 18, 1918. Since he was young, he already had been an active protester with what he believes in. Actually, when Mandela was studying his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University College of Fort Hare, he was expelled because of joining a student protest. He has been politically involved since 1940, became a member of African National Congress and actively leading both peaceful protests and armed resistance against white minority’s oppressive regime. When he became the head of the state of South Africa, he established a multiethnic government to be firm with what he is advocating through the years. He received more than 250 honors including a nobel prize and described by the South African people as the “father of the nation”. For Nelson Mandela, Peace is for everyone. He believes that everyone should be treated equally with respect. Mandela promotes Social Justice, living with compassion and Justice. In the International Society, he is widely known as an icon of democracy and social justice. In his time as a student to mid 30’s, he was flashed with the issue of racism in his country and he started to work on that through protest. When he reached the highest position in the state, he made an action. Made a government and environment safe for everyone, despite their color, race and ethnicity. After Mandela’s presidency, even with the public pressure to run for another term, he decided to focus on his foundation. Nelson Mandela Foundation and The elders is an independent group of individuals with a vision to ease human suffering and address global issues. These foundations are just two of the organizations that he established to devote peace in his country and around the world. In 2002, he became an advocate of AIDS awareness to the people who are innocent with the issue and to some who were discriminated because of the stigma. His son later died because AIDS. At the age of of 95, Nelson Mandela died on December 5, 2013 because of lung infection, leaving his legacy to the young people. United Nations declared July 18 as “Nelson Mandela International Day” on 2009 and celebrated every year. This year I was able to be part of the Nelson Mandela Day event that was held in Las Piñas – Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area. The event was titled, ‘100 Trees for Nelson Mandela’s 100th Birthday”. I was able to be part of it because I’m having my internship that time in United Nations Information Centre and our agency was the one in charge of the event. I was given the chance to be the attaché of the Ambassador of South Africa and had conversations with him. It was an unforgettable and great experience to be part of an event where we commemorate the achievements of Nelson Mandela and at the same time, helping the environment for taking part of the tree planting. Name: Description: ...
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