Working together to feed the hungry For the past seven years Aspen Italia has taken hands with Banco Alimentare’s voluntary service at its various offices in Italy to celebrate Mandela Day. COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on the world, and, unfortunately, this health pandemic placed extreme limitations on our ability to physically support Banco…

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APTL and APIL employees raise funds with a 5km virtual challenge To celebrate Mandela Day 2020, Aspen Pharma Trading Limited (APTL) and Aspen Pharma Ireland Limited (APIL) in Ireland teamed up to host a virtual 5km walk/run in aid of the Ronald McDonald House, The Dublin Simon Community and The Light House. The Ronald McDonald…

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Nothing stops us! Difficult times have being experienced globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This, however, did not stop volunteers from Aspen Mexico, who once again showed that our spirit of collaboration continues to make a marked difference in the communities that we serve. This year we selected the Mexican Association for Aid to Children…

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Ongoing support for the Ranger Foundation Trust In 2020 Aspen Global Incorporated (AGI) continued their partnership with the Ranger Foundation Trust for a second consecutive year. Despite COVID-19 restriction imposed by the Mauritian Ministry, the AGI team were able to celebrate Mandela Day at the Foundation discreetly through two activities, but without any interaction with…

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Supporting our future generation during COVID-19 ach year Fine Chemicals Corporation (FCC) selects a worthy beneficiary to support for Mandela Day and this year we assisted Might Minds Educare located in Heideveld, Cape Town. This educational institution, like the majority of our previous beneficiaries, is situated in the heart of a gang infested community littered…

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Continuing education during COVID-19 “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world,” – Nelson Mandela With the rampant increase in cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines at the time of this article, the local Department of Education had resorted to distance learning options such as online learning and modular learning…

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Entrepreneurship training for unemployed bakers Aspen Chile has been actively involved in Mandela Day for a number of years. Our chosen beneficiary for 2020 was Santiago-based Fundación Alcance. This non-profit organisation drives initiatives that serve less fortunate citizens through social welfare programmes which are aimed at improving quality of life. More than 200 Chileans have…

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Supporting palliative care patients with PPE COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the country which in turn has resulted in this Palliative Care Unit not being able to continue to assist patients with care activities in their customary environment. As a consequence of in-country restrictions, the facility has been temporarily closed and healthcare workers…

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A brighter future for Orang Asli children Aspen Malaysia’s team participated in Mandela Day 2020 by supporting Orang Asli children. Orang Asli, as indigenous citizens are named, have always lived a simple, uncomplicated lifestyle compared to urbanised Malaysians. Despite being classified as Bumiputra, which signifies a Malaysian status and affords the Orang Asli people certain…

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We Care during COVID-19 In spite of the challenges imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, Durban-based Aspen Holdings participated in three Mandela Day activities in July 2020. As in previous years, Aspen teamed up with Key of Hope to pack and distribute food parcels. Poverty, perpetuated by the ravages of COVID-19, has contributed to a desperate…

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