The Stephen Lewis Foundation partners with community-based organizations that create a
network of care around the orphans and their grandmothers, supporting them in every
possible way. From the payment of school fees and supplies to vocational training to grief
counselling, to income-generating projects the community organizations resurrect lives and restore hope to families in the wake of the pandemic. Supporters of the Grandmothers Campaign, often called "gogos" in the Lower Mainland (gogo means grandmother in Zulu) together with women in 250 groups across Canada, fundraise for the SLF’s
Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
We know the SLF gets the money directly to projects that support grandmothers and the
orphans in their care. We believe Canadian children would like to help.
In collaboration with school staff, the retired educators in our group engage children in
selling red shoelaces for the SLF. In this way we can enable Canadian children to take action as global citizens.
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