Warm, soulful care Claire Eldred On a snowy January day that turned out to be the coldest day of the British winter, the Aspen UK team took over the kitchens of a London-based homeless project to provide a hot, three-course meal for nearly 70 people. The team chose the C4WS* Homeless Project because they wanted…

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Touching lives with kindness Patrice Thornton Aspen Ireland’s employees took part in two events in support of Mandela Day 2017. In early July, 13 employees traveled to Epilepsy Ireland near our Citywest offices. We spent the day painting walls, ceilings, skirting and doors and were delighted to help out such a fantastic charity. Later in…

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Smiling with the children Demetra Roka On 18 July 2017, the South African Embassy, joined by Aspen Greece, devoted  Mandela Day to “The Smile of the Child”, a non-profit Greek organisation that supports children and their families in need regardless of ethnicity and/or religion. “The Smile of the Child” provides care and love in a…

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Looking after Elles C Nous Kessy Rama A group of some 30 Aspen colleagues donated money, books, clothes and toys and attended the celebration at the Elles C Nous organization in Beau-Bassin, Mauritius. Elles C Nous (They Are Us) – is a voluntary organization which provides after- school care to underprivileged children. The association welcomes…

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Helping to educate Mi Buen Jesús’ students Hirann Sánchez As part of its Mandela Day commitment, in 2015 Aspen Peru adopted the Mi Buen Jesús school, located in Villa María del Triunfo, outside Lima. This institution is a place of refuge for 116 children aged from 3 to 12 years but, as yet, it is…

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Sharing Mandela’s legacy Kristal Corona Aspen Mexico joined forces with the South African Embassy and selected the National Institute of Perinatology (INPer) in Mexico City as its Mandela Day beneficiary. An exhibition at the main entrance of the INPer highlighted the work and characteristics of this remarkable leader. In addition, Counsellor Anthea Joubert hosted a…

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Kindness is in our DNA Daniela Muñoz One of the most anticipated days of the year for the team in Ecuador is Mandela Day, as it has been celebrated for the past four years since Aspen initiated operations in the country. This year, two beneficiaries were selected, one in the capital city of Quito and…

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Dream big and change your life Venesa Blanquer “Dream” is such an important word. Without dreams we can’t aspire towards a better life. This is the main message of the Biblioseo Foundation. As in 2016, Aspen Colombia supported this foundation that empowers and advises children and youth to build their dreams and make them real.…

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Trading hotdogs for medicine Denisse Lucía Molina Dupuy The Hogar Esperanza Foundation, which shelters 25 children from birth to 5 years of age, received Aspen Chile’s support once again in 2017. The foundation receives no support from the government but is always in need of funds to cover its monthly operational costs, and, more importantly,…

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Supporting the Special Olympics Nicolas Herzovich Special Olympics Costa Rica is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society. This worldwide NPO has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 3.5 million athletes in 170 countries, providing year-round sports training, athletic competitions and other…

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