1918-2013Remembering Nelson Mandela
By the force of his amazing personality, his incredible achievements, his sweeping vision, his enormous generosity and his admirable values, Mandela's presence served -- and will continue to serve -- as a beacon for all those who believed in the power of good eventually overcoming evil.
There are many similarities between Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who survived a Taliban bullet. Malala's role model was Nelson Mandela. Many consider Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai to be courageous, fearless, articulate, forgiving people who value equality and education. Each of them have been recognized for their work towards promoting peace.
This statement was released today Sapa-AFP | 06 December, 2013
Malala is the 16-year-old, who earlier this year was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize that Mandela won in 1993, said Mandela would "never die" and was a "perpetual inspiration" for people around the world.
"Nelson Mandela is physically separated from us but his soul and spirit will never die," Malala, who is now at school in Britain, said in a statement.
"He belongs to the whole world because he is an icon of equality, freedom and love, the values we need all the time everywhere. His long, long struggle is a great demonstration of humanity," she added.
"I have learned so much from Nelson Mandela and he has been my leader. He is a perpetual inspiration for me and millions of others around the world."
______________________________________________________________Nelson Mandela “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”