Mandela’s 100 ‘Sparks of Hope’

Groundswell Timeline / 2018

Groundswell were selected as one of 100 ‘Sparks of Hope’ by the #WalkTogether campaign. The campaign is founded by the Elders, an organisation of independent leaders founded by Nelson Mandela. In 2018 Gro Brundtland, the former Norwegian Prime Minister and one of the Elders,  interviewed Groundswell’s Director of Advocacy Kate and Resources Manager Katie to discuss why Groundswell are a ‘Spark of Hope’  (see video).

The #WalkTogether campaign is about building a movement based on the freedoms that Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to: Peace, Health, Justice and Equality. Groundswell was selected as a ‘spark of hope’ because we ‘champion the voice of our community based on the values of empathy, compassion and solidarity, improving the lives of those in our community’.

Gro explains why the Elders chose Groundswell as a Spark of Hope:

“Groundswell inspires me and us as Elders because of their compassion and the systematic approach to empower people”.