Ndaba Mandela, "Going to the Mountain" & Teddy Warria, co-founders Africa Rising, #100Mandelas

Air Dates: July 20-22, 2019

This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE are Ndaba Mandela, the grandson of Nelson Mandela, and Teddy Warria, co-founders of Africa Rising and #100Mandelas.

Ndaba Mandela, world renowned author, speaker, and entrepreneur, was named Honorary Chair of the 2019 International Folk Art Market Santa Fe, the world’s largest folk art festival. Mandela, 37, is the grandson of Nelson Mandela, the legendary peace activist, humanitarian, and South Africa’s first black president whose anti-apartheid policies transformed his country and inspired the world.

Nelson Mandela worked with Queen Noor of Jordan as joint president of the United World College movement, whose 18 international high schools include the United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico, some 70 miles east of Santa Fe.

Ndaba is joined in the interview by Teddy Warria, a Bartos Fellow at the United World College in Montezuma, NM, where he completed a book on Nelson Mandela titled “Mandela Warria Moments: A Tribute on Mandela’s Centenary by a Young African.” Warria is a Kenyan entrepreneur and author who uses entrepreneurship as a tool to solve problems and create new wealth among young Africans.

Mandela and Warria are the co-founders of #100Mandelas, the flagship project of Africa Rising. They seek to build 100 Mandela-like leaders from Africa and Brazil by 2030. Together, Mandela and Warria represent a movement utilizing the values and legacy of Nelson Mandela as a catalyst for building and empowering the next generation of leaders in Africa and around the world.

Ndaba Mandela is the author of "Going to the Mountain: Life Lessons from my Grandfather Nelson Mandela," a tribute to his grandfather’s strength and wisdom and a memoir of the author’s own journey to a life dedicated to nurturing new generations of cultural leaders and peacemakers.

Nelson Mandela quotes:

· “It always seems impossible until it's done.”

· “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”

· “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

· “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.”