The OEA family stands with the people of South Africa and around the globe in mourning the loss and honoring the life of Nelson Mandela. In his own words, Mandela's wisdom serves as a guidepost for all of us: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” As educators, we wholeheartedly agree.
"Nelson Mandela's commitment to social justice changed our world and inspired millions" said OEA President Hanna Vaandering. "We can honor his memory by continuing our work to ensure each and every student has access to a great public school."
Go to the Nelson Mandela Foundation website to learn more about his life, the work of his namesake Foundations and to send a message to his family.