Nelson Mandela International Day

The European Award for Best Content for Kids has been launched.

 

The European Award for Best Content for Kids is a competition, running at both National and European level, open to children, young people and adults aiming at highlighting existing quality content for 4-12 year-old children and encouraging the production of new content that will offer young people online opportunities to learn, play, discover and invent.

 

The awards will be made in four categories; two for adults and two for children and young people.

 

Adults submitting online content designed for 4-12 year-old children:

Category 1 – Non-professionals who do not create online content for a living or do not have a budget or income to employ professional help to do so. (For example, teachers, social workers or related professions)

Category 2 – Professionals who create online content for a living or have a budget or income to employ professional help to do so. (For example, companies but also museums with budgets etc.)
18 July 2013: Nelson Mandela International Day

Every year on 18 July, the day Nelson Mandela was born, the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.

For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity, as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.

 

The day aims to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere.

 

Find out more about the day and how to get involved here:

http://www.un.org/en/events/mandeladay

http://www.mandeladay.com