Friday, February 26, 2010

High School Angel-makers

Congratulations to the Peer Support class at Carihi Secondary School in Campbell River for their fund-raising efforts. Their teacher Jane Kolmatycki sent this report:

"The Carihi Peer Support class has once again made African AIDS angels to support your organization and the very valuable work that you do.

Peer Support is a group of high school students, grades 10-12, who work in a variety of ways to help their peers. Three years ago Kirstie Graham and her mother Carol came to the class with the idea to make AIDS Angels. Each year now we have spent 3 weeks making the angels and collecting money during the Christmas season. This year the students were particularly enthusiastic and we sold the angels at several locations. We are very happy this year to send you a cheque for $807.85 to help you with your work with AIDS in Africa."

Thanks to all involved!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Beautiful Art Cards and Magnets for Sale!

Cards and Art work for Angels

Looking for gifts or note cards for yourself?

Cards and fridge magnets featuring the Malawi Schoolgirls image are now available at The Broadmead Bakery in the Broadmead mall just off Royal Oak Avenue.

Paige and Romena, the owners of the bakery are also displaying a framed giclee print of the painting. Prints are available by contacting

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Notes from Malawi

Peggy Frank of Victoria's Positively Africa visited with Teddy and Delirah in January. We are looking forward to hearing from Peggy when she returns.

The following note is from Delirah Phiri, one of the coordinators of the Malawi Project, one of the projects that AAA Victoria provides funding for (for farm inputs, school fees and nutritional support for Aids affected persons).

"We had a nice time with Peggy. Although her stay in Mzuzu was cut short we managed to show her some of our beneficiaries and what they do. This year we have helped ninety five people with farm inputs instead of fifty because the price of fertilizer came down, but when schools opened for this year we were told that fees has gone up. The results for our beneficiaries who sat for their final year are out. We are happy to let you know that most of them have done well. On nutritional support all our twenty-one beneficiaries are well. From the farm input group two people passed away due to old age. We are having good rains here in Mzuzu. We hope for good yield. We applied for a ground phoneline to help sort out our communication. Teddy is doing well, Vincent and Gilda are fine. More next time. Delirah"