Siyabulela Mandela, great-grandson of the Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela visited the community of Paraisópolis, in the city of Sao Paulo this week, and spoke to CNN on the work carried out on site.
According to Mandela, it was possible to find a “great work being done in this space, bringing together previously marginalized groups, bringing young people, mobilizing children, enabling them to be self-sufficient. To be able to survive outside the institutions that exclude them”.
The great-grandson of the former president of South Africa who spent 27 years in prison while fighting the Apartheid regime, also spoke about the legacy his great-grandfather left for the world.
“When we talk about the legacy of Nelson Mandela, we talk about a giant in history who fought against discrimination, racism, against different forms of injustice.”
His visit to Paraisópolis was accompanied by a group of businessmen. The objective was to identify creative on-site initiatives made by Brazilian entrepreneurs in a selection for possible investments.
Source: CNN Brasil