The message behind Mandela Day is loud and clear. Everyone has the responsibility and the ability to change the world for the better. It is a day to honour the legacy of Nelson Mandela and his values, through active volunteering. It is an international initiative started by the United Nations in 2009 to honour our former president’s spirit of self-sacrifice. On Mandela Day, people around the world are encouraged to spend at least 67 minutes doing something positive for their communities in honour of the 67 years that Nelson Mandela spent fighting for a free and democratic South Africa.