23 August 2021
Ms Ndileka Mandela, the Founder and CEO of the Thembekile Mandela Foundation, invited by Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation arrived in Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan on an official visit, yesterday, 23rd August 2021
Kazakhstan is one of the country located in the world’s largest steppe region, often referred to as “the Great Steppe”, found in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia, neighbouring countries stretching from Ukraine in the west through Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the Altai, Koppet Dag and Tian Shan ranges in China.
Ndileka Mandela is the eldest granddaughter of Nelson Mandela, the First Democratic President of the Republic of South Africa and founder of the Thembekile Mandela Foundation, which was named after her father and focuses on Youth, and the Leading like Mandela program, which teaches about the leadership style of the former Icon and First Democratic States Man.
Ndileka Mandela’s visit started with a meeting at the Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation, where she met with the Executive, Management and the team of Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation and signed a memorandum of understanding.
Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation, is an
initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan and was established on 15th of December 1998. The Foundation’s activities to highlight a few, focuses on Education projects and implementation of innovations.
The Nursultan Nazarbayev Foundation is the first public organization in the educational space of Kazakhstan and CIS countries that has successfully integrated its innovative schools and universities into the international education. Today the Foundation actively shares its experience in Kazakhstan and abroad.
Under the auspices of the Nursultan Nazarbayev Educational Foundation three innovative Miras kindergartens were opened in Astana, Almaty and Atyrau, two Miras international schools in Astana and Almaty, the International School of Almaty and Arystan specialized lyceum.
The Educational Foundation is a co-founder of higher educational institutions: the University of International Business (UIB), International Information Technology University (IITU), Astana IT University (AITU) and Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU
Both Foundations shared areas of activities and of mutual interest such as future collaboration between the two foundation, promotion of Education and contributing to the implementation of sustainable development goals within the framework of the UN Program “2030 Agenda”, and creating of opportunities for the development of youth and women, as well as improving the quality of life for people in Africa and around the world
Ms Ndileka Mandela, admires and supports the initiatives of the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev and is the head of the representative office of the international platform “G-Global” in Africa, whose activities were initiated by the Elbasy.
Ndileka Mandela also serves as Chairperson of the G-Global International Fund “Youth Contribution to the Implementation of the SDGs and the UN 2030 Agenda”, member of the International Council of the “Global Silk Road Award” / “Global Silk Road Award” nuclear security and a world free of nuclear weapons the work initiated by the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.