Grannies meet in Uganda (Photo by Laura Delaney)

Granny Educational Trip to Africa

In February 2008, a delegation of twelve Canadian grandmothers from seven provinces traveled to Uganda, South Africa and Swaziland to visit SLF-funded projects firsthand and meet with African grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren living in communities struggling with HIV & AIDS.  The delegates were all part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign,  which raises awareness and funds for grandmothers in Africa through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. On March 8 – the two-year anniversary of the Campaign – the twelve grandmothers took part in a solidarity march with 1,000 grandmothers and women in Swaziland to mark International Women’s Day.

Upon their return to Canada, each woman dedicated a year to public speaking and community outreach and education. Click here to learn more about the Grandmothers Campaign.

News

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

André Picard, The Globe and Mail

Global AIDS conference exposes South Africa's dramatic turn July 17, 2016

Cara Anna, The Olympian

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