Nelson Mandela believed education is “the most powerful weapon which you can use to alter the world. ” As we learn the sad news of his death, we remember Mandela’s legacy and profound contribution to education in Africa.
“Today we have all dropped a hero, a powerful champion meant for children, ” said Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director. “He began his own children’s fund and struggled passionately, with his wife, Graça Machel, and the Global Movement for Kids and UNICEF, to put children at the heart of the global development agenda. ”
In 2004, the particular Nelson Mandela Foundation co-founded the particular Schools for Africa initiative along with UNICEF and the Hamburg Society (now the Peter Kramer Foundation). “Madiba touched the lives of an incredible number of children. They are a central portion of his legacy, ” said Lake. “Our deepest condolences go to their wife Graça Machel, his as well as his nation. ”