Art for AIDS International has many workshops planned for the coming months and that means a lot of travel. It is exciting to go to different places, some new, some now very familiar, meeting new people and renewing special friendships that have grown over the years. It also means we will have new unique collages to exhibit and sell both in our gallery and online.
It is very exciting to return to Hoedspruit and Acornhoek in Limpopo to celebrate the art work created during our workshops in September 2015 and to host some new workshops in this area, sponsored by a special friend of Art for AIDS International. Limpopo has the highest per capita infection rate in the world so it is important to us that we do as many workshops in this region as we are able.
Final week of March 2016:
We are happy to be able to return and work again with our friends at Lakehead Public Schools. It will be a pleasure to see the supportive teachers again and meet their new classes for some art-making and great conversations.
May 2016: Keewatin, Ontario, Canada
This will be our first time collaborating with Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and we look forward to spending some time with students at several of their schools in the beautiful springtime.
Working with teachers in collaboration with GNAT and others on an exciting new Train the Teachers Project. We will conduct workshops with teachers, showing them a new and innovative way to have appropriate, comfortable and effective conversations with their students surrounding sensitive topics associated with HIV and AIDS.
Dates to be determined:
Lesotho, South Africa, and Botswana. We look forward to seeing the results of collaborations with teachers federations in each of these countries, training teachers who will remain in Africa when we have gone back to Canada. Art for AIDS International is happy that the outcome of this project is reaching more students than ever.
We still have room in our schedule to visit you as well and we would love to add your location to our itinerary. This is shaping up to be a very productive and exciting year for Art for AIDS International. Thank you for your continued support!