Students (or anyone) can send Nelson Mandela a virtual birthday card. His ninetieth birthday was actually a couple of days ago, but apparently there’s a big celebration coming up in a week, and they’ll choose some of the messages to show at the party.

It’s a fundraising effort to support Mandela’s charities, but you don’t have to contribute to send the greeting. You can also get a unique url address of your greeting to post on a website or blog.

Users of the site can also see greetings that “celebrities” have sent him, and check out some other things.

By the way, since our mainstream ninth-grade English classes include a lengthy unit on Mandela, I have a section on my website filled with accessible resources about him. You can find it at Mandela.