The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Yaounde commemorated the Nelson Mandela International Day on Monday 18 July 2011 with 2 events:
UNIC Staff 67-minute voluntary service at the Gynaeco-Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital, Ngousso – Yaounde and a film Screening of “Invictus” with at Goethe Institut.
UNIC Yaounde staff volunteered to the Gynaeco-Obstetric and Paediatric Hospital, Ngousso – Yaounde on 18 July 2011 to mark the day and share messages of working for humanity and the Millennium Development Goals precisely MDG 4/5/6 (to reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS and Other Diseases).
UNIC Staff members; Anne Nsang, Therese Tommo and Jean Njita assisted with attending to hospital’s patients. Each staff member handled patients at several posts, namely: taking blood pressure, weight measure and Consultation/Examination of patients, assisting and running errands for doctors with patients’ cards.
It was a great humane experience as the media witnessed the “67 minute” devotion to the service of humanity as Nelson Mandela. UNIC handed copies of the Secretary-General’s message and UNGA Resolutions for distribution to the media, out-patients and the hospital staff as well as MDG and Mandela Day posters.
UNIC Yaounde also organized the screening of the film “Invictus”.
The 133 minutes long film captivated the attention of about 40 youth participants and the media including the President of the National Youth Council, Mr Abdoulay Abdoulrazack and members of the UN Youth Association (UNYA).
At the end of the film, UNIC’s National Information Officer invited participants to share their views after watching the film and the variety of topics from “I learnt to be forgiving as Nelson Mandela” to “I admire nelson Mandela for his leading role to unite people, races and promote democracy and peace”.