The Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation (a.k.a. “The GANG”) has been in operation since 2006, and are one of the more than 240 groups of grandmothers and grand-others Canada-wide supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
The struggle in Africa against AIDS has wiped out a generation of parents, leaving grandmothers in Africa to raise their grandchildren-and often the grandchildren of others-on their own. We stand in solidarity with them, and we will not rest until they can rest.
The money we raise goes directly to grassroots organizations providing simple necessities: school fees, food, clothing, grief counselling. Since 2006 the GANG has raised in excess of $200K to put towards grassroots support of grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you very much for your support!
“The GANG” is a non profit, grassroots group of grandmothers and others in the Edmonton capital region. Our mission is to reach out with compassion and love to African grandmothers who are carrying the burden of HIV/AIDS.
Our goals are:
- to raise awareness about African grandmothers, their strengths and their needs.
- to stand in solidarity with them.
- to mobilize support for them.
- to advocate on their behalf.
We are committed to:
- respecting the culture, values and life experiences of African people.
- thinking globally and acting locally.
- promoting social justice through solidarity and consultation.
- protecting human dignity for those we work with.
- respecting and promoting the campaign guidelines of the Stephen Lewis Foundation
- advocating so that we are honouring the wisdom and experience of the grandmothers of Africa and Canada.
- advocating for the dignity of others in our efforts to work towards social justice.
Read more about our history.