Today, Kazakhstani plant for production of armored wheeled vehicles – “Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering” LLP - held a charity event, donating backpacks and school supplies to 15 children from families with many children and low-income families. The action was coincided with Nelson Mandela's Birthday - "MANDELA DAY".
“Do you have 67 minutes to help others?” asked the South African leader. His call is joined by the UN, urging every person to mark this day with 67 minutes of socially useful activity. To study with the child, feed hungry people, take care of the environment or volunteer to help hospital or local community center.
A delegation of the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Astana participated in today's celebration of Nelson Mandela's Birthday. "The Nelson Mandela International Day, established by the UN General Assembly in November 2009, is celebrated annually on 18 July in recognition of contribution of the former President of South Africa to peace and struggle for freedom. Since then, we have celebrated this wonderful holiday in different countries. I want to wish everyone peace and good," said Siitpelo Tandeka Matthews, Ambassador of RSA to Kazakhstan, addressing the children and employees of the plant.
General Director of the “Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering” LLP, Yerbol Salimov, in his turn noted: "Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison, did not give up his views and ideals. This man proved that education is important for the development of the individual. It is through education in particular that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, the son of a miner - the head of the mine, the child of farm workers - the president of a great nation."
Boys and girls invited by the public charitable foundation "Nur alem Kazakhstan", on this holiday together with Mrs. Matthews and Y. Salimov planted young apple trees, danced, and listened to African songs performed by artists from this far country. They were photographed against the backdrop of "Arlan" armored wheeled vehicles and "Barys 8x8" armored personnel vehicles and even went behind the wheel of these armored vehicles. And most importantly - in memory of this day, with great joy they left their palm prints on the hull of the future “Arlan” armored vehicle.