Aspen's Mandela Day programme
changes more than 910 000 lives over 14 years

Stephen Saad, Aspen Group Chief Executive
Stephen Saad, Aspen Group Chief Executive


Stephen Saad, Aspen Group Chief Executive said, “Aspen has a track record of improving access to healthcare to all patients but more particularly the most vulnerable among us. This spirit of care extends beyond healthcare to many socio-economic development (“SED”) initiatives. We have so many challenges to address, that it can seem overwhelming. However, with one step at a time, we can move forward."

"Today, we celebrate serving more than 910 000 individuals through projects across more than 40 countries, and I honour our employees who are at the very heart of making a difference and who are the heroes of our Mandela Day programme. With every 10th person in the world impacted by poverty1, we recognise that every effort, no matter how big or small, offers a promise of hope to those in need.”

“We remain committed to an unwavering humanitarian spirit and actions that demonstrate generosity, humility and care and encourage others to join us and help make a difference to the most vulnerable among us.”


Aspen’s Mandela Day programme, recognised as the Group’s flagship SED campaign, was initiated in 2011 and has focused on partnering with worthy beneficiaries across the six continents where Aspen has a business presence. The programme has assisted in providing relief to abandoned, neglected, orphaned or abused babies, children and women; the elderly, hungry and homeless; individuals inflicted with mental wellness challenges; students who strive to achieve academically; those who are disabled; victims of political conflict; residents at social rehabilitation institutions; healthcare facility patients who need support and equipment; environmental and climate challenges; and inequality, among others.


Our Mandela Day activities will be updated on this page as they are actioned.