Nelson Mandela – Patron in Chief in Memorium

slider-madibaAfrika Tikkun and Nelson Mandela

In 1995, then President Nelson Mandela visited one of Afrika Tikkun’s projects in rural South Africa and was so impressed with the impact the organization was having in the area that three days later he offered his ongoing commitment to the organization, declaring that he was “so impressed with you chaps that I will become your Patron in Chief.”

Since Madiba’s first visit, Afrika Tikkun’s commitment to the development of South Africa has only deepened with the organization’s focus evolving from project based to sustainable, holistic development of children and communities. Throughout Afrika Tikkun’s transformation, Madiba’s dedication to the organization’s work never wavered and Afrika Tikkun is honored to have had the support of our former President.