Grandmothers Actions for Africa: Help Us Celebrate!

Miriam, guest from Uganda, with Judy Dube, GANG member

GANG members have planned several different activities to mark this very special year, the 15th anniversary of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Here are some ways you can participate and help us celebrate!

Join us for a special Anniversary Fundraising Concert, Thursday April 15. The concert is online, free, and features performers from across Canada. Donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation are appreciated. Register here: www.cdngrandmothers.com

Donate to our pledge page: You can donate to our GANG team by clicking on this link. It is easy to do, and very safe and secure. https://slf.akaraisin.com/ui/grandmotherspledges2021/t/d03ab276a94a4f4caf8e46ee64e8f6d8

Knit a square (or several) for our 15th Anniversary Knitting Project: The squares will be used to create blankets for homeless shelters. If there are lots of squares, we will also make lap blankets. You can find more information on knitting squares under the 15th Anniversary menu.

UPDATE: members and friends have completed 262 squares! There’s still time to join in, if you are interested contact Lauretta, lmhoward@shaw.ca

Grandmothers Actions for Africa Walking Group: those interested in walking in Edmonton’s river valley can join this group. For more information contact Yvette, ystack@shaw.ca

Learn about African countries supported by the Stephen Lewis Foundation: In the 15 weeks of this celebration, we plan to feature one country each week in the e-bulletin.  The 15 countries extending from the horn to the south of Africa include: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). The presentations will be short and include the following information: population of the country, it’s main economic features, main religions, main health concerns including HIV/AIDS, common cultural practices, and the Community Based Organizations in that country which are supported by the SLF.

For more information contact Vicki, vickirstrang@gmail.com.