POWERED BY LOVE
A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa
Launched at KPL October 18, 2017
Front Row: Kenneth Mugayehwenkyi, Evelyne Bakenyaga, Ilana Landsberg Lewis
Back Row: Hilary Walsh, Moderator Susan Cook-Scheerer
Organized by OMAS SISKONA of KW
Copies of the book are available for purchase at this event
from WORDS WORTH BOOKS, Uptown Waterloo
All royalties from the sales of Powered by Love will be directed to
the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support organizations run by
and for African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned by AIDS.
Join OMAS November 12, 2017 for
Scrabble and MORE!!!
Parkminster United Church
275 Erb St. E (just west of the Conestoga Parkway)
Games, Market, Tea Room
ANOTHER BIG OMAS EVENT
Bohemians in Brooklyn
with Tom Allen and Lori Gemmell
SUNDAY APRIL 8, 2018
Time: 3 p.m.
First United Church, King & William in Waterloo
Tickets: $35.00 available soon
Give a Christmas gift of entertainment!
OMAS SISKONA of KW
OMAS SISKONA* of KW is one of 240+ grandmothers groups in Canada partnering with their African sisters to "turn the tide" of the AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since our launch in 2008, we have raised over $506,143 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation which in turn partners with community-based organizations to provide care and support to women, orphaned children, grandmothers and people living with HIV and AIDS.
With about 130 members and many "friends', OMAS meet monthly to plan fund-raising events, educate ourselves through invited speakers and DVD presentations, make presentations ourselves on SLF projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, speak to local community and church groups, and advocate for our African sisters. But mostly we enjoy a wonderful solidarity with each other and with our African sisters by working together and having FUN!!! Below we received a visit from Stephen Lewis in May 2011.
The South African Grandmothers Statement
Durban, July 2016
Durban, July 2016