Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Nelson Mandela - 67 Minutes



Nelson Mandela gave 67 years of his life to the struggle for social justice.... Nelson Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African. His life has been an inspiration to the world. The detached team and young people from the Cullen Streets donated 67 minutes of their time - one minute for every year of Mandela's public service - 32 local young people participated in fun activities on the Cullen Green activity area.

The detached team done a Q&A session prior to the 67 minutes of activities starting, the young people from different backgrounds and cultures all discussed how they had celebrated Nelson Mandela’s birthday in school. Several parents turned up

The Picton detached team worked in partnership with Janine Antigua from Liverpool City Council to allocate 10 gym passes to young males from the local community. The aim was to encourage young males to improve on their health and well-being, participate in positive activities which will prevent them from hanging around the streets.

Young people from the Smithdown Road area and the Webster Triangle were invited to meet the Mayor; during the day they got the opportunity to meet the Mayor in person as this was part of the Mandela 67 minutes. Many community groups received a free two month pass for the Lifestyles Gym in Liverpool.