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67 minutes for Mandela Day at RapidStudio

The celebration of Mandela Day aims to serve as a global call to action for people to "recognise their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them for the better.  "Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We're asking you for 67 minutes."
The late and great Nelson Mandela's birthday is on 18 July and the call is for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world.
The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: "It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now."
The United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s "values and his dedication to the service of humanity" and acknowledging his contribution "to the struggle for democracy internationally …

Mandela Day: Trek4Mandela – Helping keep a girl child in school

Trek4Mandela, established in 2012 works to create awareness and helps raise funds for underprivileged girls who are unable to purchase sanitary towels. The expedition was started to ensure that the girls of rural areas do not miss school due to menstruation challenges.
Trek4Mandela was initiated by Richard Mabaso when he had overheard his mother and niece talking about the challenges the girls face during their menstruation cycle. Studies have also shown that girls miss up to 50 days a year due to these challenges. To keep the girls in school, Caring4girls supplies them with resources and education materials that help them in these days. 
In just a short span of 4 years, caring4girls has helped reach and has touched the lives of more than 10,000 girls. They have also succeeded in distributing more than 130,000 packets of much needed sanitary pads to the young women of South Africa. 
To support the foundation, Trek4Mandela has been organized every year. During the expedition, various indi…

Christmas is coming to Mzanzi this winter

The good news is that you don’t have to fork out for tickets to the Northern Hemisphere to enjoy a Winter Christmas this year. According to Wikipedia, we owe the privilege of celebrating the silly season out-of-season to a french opera based on a german book, an American girls summer camp and an advertising campaign to send cards and gifts to World War II servicemen abroad.
Let that combination stew for a few decades, and somehow “Christmas in July” is born as a way for those in the Northern Hemisphere to enjoy the spirit of Christmas in the warmth of summer.

If the Northern Hemisphere can use this excuse to have a summer Christmas, we can definitely use it to have ourselves a traditional old style winter Christmas that we see in movies so often.
Now with a good excuse to enjoy instead of despise this chilly spell, it’s time cuddle up with a good book, some comfort snacks, and some heartwarming Christmas tunes.
Talking of snacks… This is the perfect opportunity to try out Snowman Soup