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AfriGrand Caravan

Grandmothers Stand Up - Granddaughters Speak Out - Communities Take Action

Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been inspired by the courage and resilience of women, men and young people on the frontlines of the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, working to turn the tide of AIDS in their communities. The 2010 AfriGrand Caravan was a response to this outpouring of concern, compassion and commitment.

From September to November 2010, the Stephen Lewis Foundation travelled across the country with African grandmothers and granddaughters orphaned by AIDS. The AfriGrand Caravan created a forum for these women to tell their stories and share their strategies, challenges and triumphs in dealing with the ravages of AIDS. It also offered Canadians the opportunity to be inspired by these stories and to join the movement.

For the first time, individuals in 40 Canadian communities from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia were able to connect directly with African women and girls at the heart of these community-based initiatives.

The AfriGrand Caravan was proudly supported by the Canadian Auto Workers, CIBC, the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union, and Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles programme. The AfriGrand Caravan vehicle was provided courtesy of Chrysler.

News

Not your granny’s charity: Grandmas raise millions August 16, 2016

André Picard, The Globe and Mail

African grandmothers rally for support in battle against HIV July 22, 2016

André Picard, The Globe and Mail

Upcoming Events

Atlantic Regional Grandmothers Gathering September 30, 2016

Halifax, Nova Soctia

Ontario Regional Grandmothers Gathering October 1, 2016

Toronto, Ontario