`Georgetown, October 9th 2018
Global Dignity announced the appointment of Natasha Martindale as the organization’s Country Chair for Guyana. As Guyana’s Country Chair, Natasha embodies the core values of Global Dignity, an international non-profit dedicated to uniting everyone with the belief that we all deserve to live a life of dignity. Her passion for and commitment to helping young people be the best versions of themselves and embrace self-love and self-worth are what will serve Guyana well as she works towards promoting dignity and helping to expand this much needed movement in the country.
Global Dignity Day 2018, taking place October 17, will mark Global Dignity Guyana’s first event. Schools throughout Guyana are invited to discuss Dignity—what it means to them and their relationship with other people.
Global Dignity engages young people in understanding the values and principles behind what “dignity” means and aims to inspire the next generation to address the major challenges of our time by making positive change in their own communities. The organization’s work is guided by a simple set of principles—that every person:
1. has the right to pursue their purpose and meaning in life, and to reach their full potential.
2. deserves to live in societies that provide humane access to education, health, income and security.
3. should have their life, identity and beliefs respected by others.
4. has the responsibility to create the conditions for others to fulfill their potential, acting to strengthen the dignity of others, building a foundation of freedom, justice and peace for this – and future generations.
5. can put dignity into action by standing up against injustice, intolerance and inequality.
Apart from promoting dignity throughout Guyana on a national level, Global Dignity Guyana will also be the flagship charity for all things Miss World Guyana. Miss World Guyana’s applicants will automatically become ambassadors of Global Dignity Guyana and embody the core values of Global Dignity by living, practicing and teaching dignity to visiting schools and others locations, adding value to the personal causes and Beauty with a Purpose projects they are passionate about.
As National Director for Miss World Guyana, Natasha created self-love campaigns featuring Miss World Guyana alumni:
To get involved and help bring dignity to the forefront in Guyana, or to find out more about Natasha Martindale, visit www.globaldignity.org/guyana
Contact: Natasha Martindale
About Global Dignity
At the 2006 World Economic Forum, three Young Global Leaders (YGLs) sought to better understand the root cause of the violence, intolerance and injustice in our world. Their conclusion: a fundamental lack of dignity and recognition of our shared humanity. They came to the realization that the lack of a real understanding of the concept of dignity and the recognition of our shared humanity is at the heart of so much conflict and polarization.
Determined to unite more people in the belief that everyone deserves to live a life of dignity, these young leaders — Crown Prince Haakon of Norway;John Bryant, CEO and Founder of Operation HOPE; and Pekka Himanen, author, professor and advisor to the former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari — launched Global Dignity with a workshop in one small classroom in Switzerland. Bishop Desmond Tutu and RIchard Branson joined the school visit, and were so moved by the experience, that both signed on as members of the new “Honorary Board” and Global Dignity was founded.
Global Dignity has since grown to a 70-nation-strong network of volunteer educators, civil society and business leaders, working to strengthen dignity-based values among young people in their communities. Through its annual Global Dignity Day in October and in year-round Dignity Workshops, Global Dignity reached a record 680,000 young people in 2017.