Grandmothers at ROTOM in Uganda (Photo by Laura Delaney)

Grandmothers Campaign

African grandmothers are central to the life of their communities. With almost no support, they have stepped forward to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS, sometimes as many as ten to fifteen in one household. They display astonishing reserves of love, courage and emotional resilience, even while grieving the loss of their own adult children.

Canadians have raised an astonishing $19.5 million for African grandmothers through the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Resources from the Campaign are invested directly at community level, with grassroots organizations that provide grandmothers and the children in their care with supports that include food, educational supplies, uniforms and school fees, medical care, HIV counselling and testing, adequate housing and bedding, counselling and support groups, home visits, and much more.

Click here to learn more about our work and the cutting-edge holistic programmes being developed by and for African grandmothers and their grandchildren.

You can visit the website of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign at grandmotherscampaign.org.

News

Press Release: Report of the African Grandmothers Tribunal released for World AIDS Day November 29, 2013

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Overduin: Standing with the grandmothers September 18, 2013

Mia Overduin, Ottawa Citizen

Upcoming Events

Terra Nova Grannies Tea and Scrabble October 25, 2014

St. John's, NL

Eastside Grannies Good Words for Africa October 26, 2014

, Sherwood Park, AB