Mr. Sello Hatang, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, visited Passaic Arts and Science Charter School, Middle High School on September 28th. The Nelson Mandela Foundation delivers to the world an integrated, dynamic and trusted resource on the legacy of Nelson Mandela. They are mandated to promote his vision and work by convening dialogues and creating platforms for engagement around critical issues to promote social justice.
PASCS MH Director Vahit Sevinc and Mr. Hatang discussed synergies between both organizations. Both leaders expressed the importance of educational and community service opportunities for iLearn students and Students in Action. Mr. Hatang educated us about Nelson Mandela Day, observed annually on July 18th. The visit culminated in a tour of PMH where Mr. Hatang addressed 9th grade students about his successful climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro and the importance of striving for educational heights. We were honored by Mr. Hatang’s visit and we appreciate his gift of Madiba’s books for our library. We look forward to an ongoing relationship with the Nelson Mandela Foundation (website: www.nelsonmandela.org ).