Ela Gandhi

Founder, Gandhi Development Trust, Durban, South Africa

Philanthropy – Peace & Gender Activist

Launch Date: January 11, 2013

Words of wisdom: “African women look at your power; be conscious of your power, and unite with your sisters, so we can together take it to the world. Also empower ourselves and be liberated from the shackles of traditions.”

Ela Gandhi, Founder, Gandhi Development Trust


Ela Gandhi of Gandhi Development Trust was social worker by profession and founder of the holistic approach to Social work.


Her passion is for gender equality, for changing the lives of the poorest of the poor and doing something about the injustices in the country based on race. She became a founding member of the Natal Organization of Women, which joined the ANC Women’s League,  joined the ANC and the SACP in which she was chosen as a central committee member. 


Today Ela Gandhi has been nominated and accepted  to serve on

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  • Wisdom Exchange 2013-06-04 15:53:34

    Hi Suzanne! Hope all is well! I wanted to let you know that I shared Ela Gandhi's book today with my class, and we watched your interview with Ela Gandhi....my class has been very inspired by Gandhi's teachings, and so it was amazing for them to be able to see your interview, and have an opportunity to hear her message! Thank you so much for all you do! Heather