February 2, 2012 - 12:00 am
They bury their children, turn around and bring up their orphaned grandchildren. Singlehandedly, these remarkable women hold together a family, a community. Collectively, they form a grassroots network of support that holds together a country, a whole continent ravaged by the AIDS pandemic. Hear their stories in the context of the Canadians who support them through the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. In 2010, Lisbie Rae travelled to Swaziland to attend the first ever African Grandmothers Gathering, returning inspired by their courage, resilience, and ingenuity. She salutes Africa’s grandmothers as true heroes for our times.