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July is Nelson Mandela month!

UNICEF South Africa
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This month in South Africa and around the world, we celebrate the life and legacy of former President Nelson Mandela. In doing so, everyone has the opportunity to heed the call to action for people to recognize their individual power to make an imprint and change the world!

Nelson Mandela is known in South Africa as the “Father of the Nation” not only for his role in liberating his country but also for the love and support he has shown to its children.

Among the many awards and prizes he received include the 2005 World’s Children’s Prize and the Decade Child Rights Hero in 2009 for his lifelong struggle to free the children of South Africa from apartheid, and for his unwavering support for their rights.

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we translate that commitment into practical action, focusing on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children everywhere while working to create a safer and healthier environment for every child.

Ultimately though, the responsibility falls on every one of us to take action and help realize the words of Nelson Mandela when we declared that “children are the most important asset in a country. For them to become that asset, they must receive education and love from their parents.”

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