The Spark of Life Philosophy has so far been embraced by three African Countries: Nigeria, Uganda and Zambia, with two Spark of Life Master Practitioners currently in each country.
In these three countries, Spark of Life Master Practitioners are entrepreneurial leaders who have each been touched by the plight of people with dementia and have chosen to give up their paid professional careers to embrace volunteer leadership roles.
They wish to build inclusive communities where people with dementia are understood, valued and can live safe and meaningful lives. Their vision is to bring the Spark of Life Philosophy to their teams and communities to grow awareness of what is possible to achieve for people with dementia.
Spark of Life Master Practitioners in Africa are also pioneering the Spark of Life Philosophy within schools, both in the mainstream system and those with special needs, and one Master Practitioner is using the philosophy in her work as a Midwife.