Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is commemorated in Indonesia. The Day also known as Mandela Day, was officially declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009 to remember Nelson Mandela - the anti-apartheid activist from South Africa, as well as his spirit to make the world a better place. The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) Jakarta Acting Director Eshila Maravanyika in a special interview with Voice of Indonesia on Monday (16/7) said the Mandela Day 2018 commemoration in Indonesia will be held by holding a community visit to a girls' home named PSAA 3 in Tebet, South Jakarta, on Wednesday (18/7).
"Okay. So we join hands with the South African Embassy, and we are going to PSAA 3, which is the home I just talked about, the home for girls between the age of twelve to eighteen, and the girls go to school and where they stay togehter. And so, we say let's go and see the girl, and the something for the girls, give time to the girls, and to watch it what they are doing in their compound. And of course I mean, it's not something that you think big, but it's just the thought. It's the thought that we want to be able to put in people's mind: you can also help," Eshila said.
Eshila Maravanyika further said that the main purpose of the commemoration of Nelson Mandela International Day is to encourage people of the world to create better change for the community. According to Eshila, UNIC Jakarta found such spirit in Indonesia during their visit last year to a gardening community in Jakarta, which is able to empower the community through their ideas and activities. (VOI/Steve/AHM)