After 27 years in prison Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa, a country where children of all skin colours gained equal rights for the first time.
Nelson continued to help South Africa’s children and demands respect for their rights. He started his own children’s foundation, the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund (NMCF), which helps children whose parents have died of AIDS, street children, disabled children and poor children.
As president Nelson Mandela donated half of his salary to poor children and when he received the Nobel Peace Prize he gave part of the prize money to help street children. Nelson not only wants all children to feel loved, he also wanted to give them a better future. a chance to develop their talents.
When Nelson Mandela died on 5 December 2013 at the age of 95, a whole world mourned and paid tribute to him.
Read below or download a graphic novel about Nelson Mandela’s life, and stories from the Globe (from 2005)..
Please note that these stories were produced in 2005.