Approximately 14.8 million children under 18 have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. In many African countries, 40 to 60 percent of these children now live in grandmother-headed households.
As part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, UJAMAA GRANDMAS works to raise awareness for these tens of thousands of African grandmothers who are struggling to raise their orphaned grandchildren.
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
Learn more about the issues by booking a UJAMAA GRANDMAS speaker for your group or organization.
Two UJAMAA GRANDMAS members can be available on request for a 30 – 60 minute presentation to your service club, church, book club or any community group interested in learning first-hand about the Stephen Lewis Foundation and the work of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Our presentations are designed to enhance your group’s awareness of the issues faced by the African grandmothers, the measures being taken to address these issues and the UJAMAA GRANDMAS activities which support these efforts.
Our presentation will include information on:
- The current state of HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Stephen Lewis Foundation’s 300+ grassroots projects in 15 countries.
- How the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is making a difference.
- How African grannies are becoming change agents in their communities and countries
- UJAMAA GRANDMAS projects in support of the Foundation.
- How YOU can help!
We will provide handouts on the Foundation’s work for interested parties. If necessary we can provide our own equipment – laptop and multimedia projector. All we need is power and a wall or screen on which to project.
Fundraising for the Foundation’s African projects is an important component of our work. We will have envelopes and a collection basket for donations.. We will also be prepared and delighted to sign on any members of your group who are interested in joining our efforts. Membership is free and carries no obligations.
For more information or to schedule a presentation contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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