Judy Johnson, a member of the Abbotsford Gogos, has been selected as one of 20 Canadian grandmothers to represent the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign from March 1 to 17.
The group will take an educational tour to sub-Sahara Africa organized by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign involves Canadian grandmothers providing support to grandmothers in Africa who are raising their grandchildren who have been orphaned due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Johnson will be going to Ethiopia, Rwanda and South Africa, and the Canadian grandmothers will visit grassroots projects funded by the Stephen Lewis Foundation and meet with African grandmothers at these projects.
Each of the participants has pledged to spend one year post- trip speaking to grandmothers’ groups, community groups, schools and media about their experiences.
The Abbotsford Gogos is asking for the public’s assistance in donating Aeroplan miles for Johnson’s trip.
To donate Aeroplan miles, visit stephenlewisfoundation.org and click on “ways to give.”
For more information or to let her know you have donated, call Johnson at 604-556-3919.