for high school students
“HIV/AIDS is a tragedy far beyond the comprehension of most high school students but the Oomamas were able to present the reality of the facts within the face of family - Grandmothers who are there for their orphaned grandchildren, who love and nurture them no matter how dire the circumstances. The PJ's are grateful for the role models provided by grandmas like our own and thank the Oomamas for their passion and caring for such an important cause.”
Beth Robertson Peace and Justice Club (PJ's) Teacher Coordinator St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Oakville, Ontario
The purpose of the Speakers/Education Committee is to raise awareness of the strengths and needs of the sub-Saharan African grandmothers -- the caregivers of their grandchildren whose parents died of AIDS. We are committed to helping turn the tide of HIV/AIDS. The grandmothers now have the additional challenges of the climate crisis and COVID-19.
Through powerpoint and interactive presentations, our committee reaches out to service clubs, social clubs, businesses, faith communities and schools, with particular concentration on developing a global consciousness.
Our Speakers/Ed meetings take place the first Tuesday morning of the month from September to June. Contact us to find out more.