The grandson of Nelson Mandela will attend the 2019 Annual Conference at the United World College-USA, which will be held from Thursday, Feb. 21, to Saturday, Feb. 23, on the Montezuma campus.
Ndaba Mandela is an author, speaker and entrepreneur. His book, “Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from My Grandfather, Nelson Mandela” has received wide accolades. Nelson Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary who served as his country’s president from 1994 to 1999. Alongside Queen Noor of Jordan, Nelson Mandela for four years was joint president for the UWC movement, which has 17 international high schools around the world. He was named honorary president in 1999.
Ndaba Nelson is the co-founder and co-chairman of Africa Rising Foundation, a non-profit committed to publicizing the positive image of Africa through publications, films, media, and social interaction. He is also the founder of the Mandela Project and was part of the team for the Mandela Centenary in 2018. He is a member of the Pan-African Youth Council, which works closely with the African Union and was the executive director for UN AIDS, a non-profit that campaigns to end the stigma of AIDS. Both of his parents died from the disease.
UWC alumni will speak, including Andrew Nalani, a Dartmouth graduate from Uganda and recipient of the Churchill Freshman Prize and the Ranny B. Cardazo Jr. 1978 Award.
Free and open to the public, the conference will bring together high school students from more than 10 schools in the region. It will consist of workshops, activities and speakers focusing on different aspects and experiences related to the theme of migration and belonging.
The conference is sponsored by The Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict, which aims to advance the skills of peacemaking and conflict resolution. Registration for the conference is now open.