Nelson Mandela's Legacy
"Nelson Mandela is the greatest Gandhian of the 21st Century. He has shown us the importance and value of forgiveness" - Arun Gandhi
The "Legacy of Hope" Foundation, sanctioned by Nelson Mandela was formed on August 16, 2012, is the union of three registered 501(c)(3) medical foundations that provide life-changing surgeries, healthcare, and medical training programs. The partnering of The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital Trust, Operation of Hope Worldwide, and FM World Charities was expressly formed to aid in the creation and awareness of The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital.
The Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, groundbreaking is slated, 2015. The chosen site is at the Wits College of Education campus in Parktown adjacent to the Wits Medical School and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital.
The backbone of this campaign is based on the commitment and values of Mr. Nelson Mandela and our goal is to bring his dream of free and accessible healthcare for the children of Southern Africa to reality. In December of 2013, there will be a simulcast broadcast concert in the USA and South Africa which will bring forth the faces of Mr. Mandela's legacy and help to build a support and donor base for this much needed medical facility. This concert and campaign, with cerebral focus, centers on telling Mr. Mandela’s story, as to create a credible and cogent footprint for the hospital’s future donor/support base.
Honorary Committee Members (from top left to bottom right): Octavia Spencer, Ben Vereen, Dame Judi Dench, Ruby Bridges, Dr. Maya Angelou, Arun Gandhi, Whoopi Goldberg, Nicole Kidman, Barbara Walters, Sir Ben Kingsley, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Salma Hayek Pinault, Charlize Theron and Katherine Heigl.