Earlier this week, people from around the world celebrated what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. The first black South African President died in 2013, but his legacy as a leader, Nobel Prize winner, and activist who led people in nonviolent protests against apartheid (a period of time in South Africa that began in 1948 and ended in 1991 where laws promoted segregation and whites and nonwhites were treated differently) lives on. Today, his birthday is recognized by the United Nations and is a reason to celebrate his impact on the world, but perhaps equally important, it is a day to encourage others to make the world a better place. It might not be easy, but like Mr. Mandela once said, “It’s always impossible until it’s done.” So, let’s all roll up our sleeves and do what seems like the impossible, and make the world a better place.
What can you do to make the world a better place?