South African Ambassador Kgomostso Ruth Magau (Source: VOV)
Hanoi (VNA) – The South African Embassy in Vietnam launched humanitarian activities celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day in Hanoi on July 15.

This year’s Nelson Mandela International Day took the theme “Take Action, Inspire Change, Make Every Day a Mandela Day,” with all proceeds to be given to Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Hospital in Hanoi.

Gifts will be offered to 150 children with cleft palate who undergo health check-ups and surgery in July.

In 2009, the United Nations declared July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day, which will be held annually to honour Mandela’s 67-year dedication to the fight for freedom and justice.

The event called on individuals, organisations and community to spend at least 67 minutes to help change the world for the better and give help to disadvantaged individuals and community, and in doing so, to build a global movement for the good.-VNA