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Hope for Africa

October 18, 2007

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By: Stuart Colcleugh

Organizers for the Bracelet of Hope campaign are gearing up for another semester of fundraising on all three SFU campuses.   

So far, the HIV/AIDS fundraiser for Africa has collected more than $1,100 and is well on the way to its goal of $5,000.

SFU is one of 16 Canadian universities supporting the bracelet campaign, a national initiative launched by the Masai Centre in Guelph, Ontario to raise enough funds to eradicate HIV/AIDs in Lesotho, Africa.

SFU is also engaged in an HIV education project in West Africa, using an approach that may be replicated in other HIV/AIDS-ravaged countries.

Each red and white bracelet is handmade by a cooperative of South African women who can make 50 bracelets a day, earning enough income to feed and educate their children and the orphans in their care.

If you would like to volunteer or donate $5 for a Bracelet of Hope contact heather_nyberg@sfu.ca or check here for purchase locations: www.sfu.ca/cstudies/international/BOH.htm
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