(m2m) was born when the number of new HIV
infections in South Africa was at its peak, and a potent cocktail of stigma,
fear, and lack of information meant that most HIV+ pregnant women could
not access the treatment required to stay healthy and prevent their unborn
children from contracting HIV. Visionary people co-founded m2m. Since 2001, it has created 12,000 jobs for women living with HIV
as frontline health workers, reached more than 15 million people with life-changing health services, and achieved virtual elimination of
mother-child transmission of HIV among their clients. Read more here, and listen to 1.5 minutes of inspiration here.
Members of the Education Working Group enjoyed being back in schools giving Paper Bead presentations. They tell about grandmothers in Africa making and selling paper bead necklaces to provide for the children in their care. The students make a necklace or bracelet which they love wearing home. Some give them to their grandmother! Photos from Cordova Bay Elementary School, where teachers and students warmly welcomed us. Thanks, CBE!
Jazzy Junk from Granny's Trunk
We raised over $3,700!
24 car trunks spilled over with treasures from kitchen ware to garden umbrellas, a kayak to designer clothes
Victoria Grandmothers received a grant of $24,539 from the New Horizons for Seniors Program to improve the digital skills of our members and community. It's a HUGE investment that we're very grateful for; we're eager to involve as many members as possible in the different parts of the project. Connected Canadians, a non-profit that specializes in improving the digital skills of seniors, will deliver our program. Find out how you can benefit!