"Nelson Mandelas campaign to help raise Global awareness of AIDS / HIV . 46664 aims to highlight the emergency of AIDS / HIV through unique live events and music related initiatives. About the Nelson Mandela Foundation Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first democratically elected President. On 9 May 1994, soon after our landmark election results were in, he was unanimously elected President by South Africa’s new Members of Parliament. The next day Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was sworn in at an inauguration ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. He vowed to only serve one term as President and in 1999 he stepped down to make way for President Thabo Mbeki. Soon after the new President was inaugurated on 16 June 1999, Mandela was on the telephone to rally his staff for new tasks ahead. They had to remind him that they no longer worked for him and so the Nelson Mandela Foundation was born. As Mandela’s post-presidential office it provided the base for his charitable work, covering a wide range of endeavour, from building schools to HIV/AIDS work, to research into education in rural areas to peace and reconciliation interventions. Five years later the Foundation began its transition into an organisation focused on memory, dialogue and legacy work. A comprehensive refurbishment of the Foundation’s building provided it with an appropriate physical home, the Centre of Memory. The Centre was opened on 18 November 2013, three years to the day after Mandela last used the building as his office. The Centre focuses on three areas of work: the Life and Times of Nelson Mandela, Dialogue for Social Justice and Nelson Mandela International Day. The Centre works closely with its sister organisations, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund and The Mandela Rhodes Foundation. It co-ordinates its activities with those of other institutions that have a stake in its Founder’s legacy, including the 46664 Campaign, the Nelson Mandela Institute for Education and Rural Development, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, the Nelson Mandela Museum and the Robben Island Museum. The Nelson Mandela Foundation delivers to the world an integrated, dynamic and trusted resource on the legacy of Nelson Mandela and with this, our mandate to promote the vision and work of our Founder by convening dialogues and creating platforms for engagement around critical issues to promote social justice and drive positive change. South Africa occupies a unique space in Africa and globally as an example of a country that emerged from the intersections of deeply rooted racial, cultural and political divides contestants into stakeholders. The Foundation’s mandate is to relevantly and tangibly use memory and dialogue to inform, develop and define. It is the role of an embracing educator – whether you are an adult or a child – to utilise the history, experience, values, vision and leadership of our Founder and key stakeholders to provide an impactful platform and springboard to drive positive change. The Foundation’s mandate Nelson Mandela’s legacy has created the opportunity for our nation to achieve a common future. The journey continues through the Foundation’s mandate to deliver on key pillars of active engagement and content to both local and international publics. Nelson Mandela’s legacy lives on in the work of the NMF in three core areas: The Nelson Mandela Day Campaign The message behind this campaign is simple – that each individual has the ability and responsibility to impact positive change every day. It is the activation of our great Founder’s ethos and demonstrates that one man’s vision has indeed inspired a global movement for good. The call to action is: Take action, inspire change and make every day Mandela Day. This will become and even more vital means of honouring and activating Madiba’s legacy and binds government, civil society, industry and the general public in a common purpose. Memory through the archive and resources on the life and times of Nelson Mandela The Memory is physically hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. Through this programme, publics can access rich information and resources on the life and times of Nelson Mandela that are made tangible and relevant. The Mandela Archive is infinite, fragmented, and scattered both geographically and institutionally. It is neither the intention of the NMF, nor its mandate, to bring all these materials into a single physical collection. The imperative is to document this vast resource, facilitate access to it, and promote its preservation and use. Substantial and invaluable collections have been built up and will remain at the heart of all the NMF’s memory work. The Foundation through its Research and Archive work: Locates, documents and promotes the preservation of these scattered resources Collects and curates Mr Mandela’s personal archive Promotes public access to these resources Facilitates research by individuals and institutions Utilises an array of information-delivery platforms to make information available to global and local audiences."