The Nelson Mandela FoundationThe Vision Of Nelson Mandela
The vision of the Nelson Mandela Foundation is to help to build a society that remembers its past, listens to all its voices, and pursues social justice.
Initiated by Nelson Mandela in 1999, the Nelson Mandela Foundation was established as a not-for-profit organisation in 1999 so that Madiba could continue his humanitarian work, in areas as broad as education, rural development, peace and reconciliation and HIV/AIDS outreach.
The Foundation works in a number of key areas, including preserving Nelson Mandela’s memory through an archive of his works and writings, through creating and preserving an integrated and dynamic information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela. The Foundation is the most highly trusted resource regarding Nelson Mandela and routinely fields several thousand enquiries a year
The Foundation is also committed to furthering Madiba’s vision of a just and equal society for all South Africans, and thus part of their work is to create dialogue around social issues such as human rights and democracy and to support public benefit organisations who uphold these principles.
The Foundation brings together international participants to engage in the Nelson Mandela International Dialogues and hosts an annual lecture series, which has featured prominent speakers including former US president Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai, former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and many others.
For more information please visit www.nelsonmandela.org.