Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Are you new to African Aids Angels?

Victoria Loves African Aids Angels!

If you are interested in the Angels projects, volunteering, getting involved or any other aspect of our organization, here's what to do.

1. Email us at lmbomford@gmail.com.

2. Type "Tell me more about Angels" in the subject line.

3. Include your contact information.

We will get back to you after Christmas. Our volunteers are working hard at Christmas sales and events, then they will take a well earned rest. We'll contact you when we start up again in January.

Looking forward to meeting you.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Angels news from South Africa

These are children of Thembalethu Orphanage.

AAA Victoria supports these children. $200 a year provides food for one child. $35 a year covers primary school fees, books and uniforms for the school age children.

The Born to Live program at St. Mary's Hospital at Marianhill provides Anti-retroviral drugs to pregnant women in order to block the transmission of AIDS from mother to child at delivery. Mother and child then need follow up medication. The cost of this treatment is $400 per person per year. AAA is one of the main supports for this program.

Malawi Project News

African Angels, our partner in Malawi, is providing agricultural training for youth orphanned by AIDS who need to support themselves and their younger brothers and sisters. This year is a pilot project, inspired by the success of one enterprising orphanned secondary school graduate who is finishing his second year as a successful market gardener. His example is inspiring others in his situation.

AAA Victoria and Seeds for Malawi (our Saltspring sister group) provide school fees for orphans until the end of secondary school. The fees are $200 per year per student. This covers uniforms, books and exam fees. AAA Victoria is supporting 30 students this year.

Family fragments affected by AIDS, (i.e. grandmothers, orphanned adolescents), receive support for growing maize and vegetables. $30 buys fertilizer and $20 buy seed for one crop year. AAA Victoria is supporting 30 family groups for seeds and fertilizer.

AAA also provides nutritional hospice support for those no longer able to grow a crop for themselves. $150 will provide a year's worth of food one individual.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Makeni Ecumenical Centre orphanage

St. Nicholas orphanage, that AAA supports in Zambia, can be found at the following coordinates with google earth:

15°27'50.22"S 28°14'42.31"E

You can download Google Earth at this site http://download.earth.googlepages.com/?gclid=COjO15aeqYgCFRDVYAodNRhnXQ

I've posted the image here too in case this is too hard to follow! The small cluster of buildings is the orhanage and the area around it Makeni Centre. Take care,