Angels and youth come together

Victoria-based African AIDS Angels is getting ready for another season of “angel-making” workshops

Victoria-based African AIDS Angels is getting ready for another season of “angel-making” workshops with youth.

For the past 14 years, African AIDS Angels volunteers have engaged with elementary, middle and secondary classes, providing educational presentations on the need to help impoverished African communities, and hosting angel-making workshops to help students get creative while contributing to an important humanitarian cause.

Angels are made with foam templates and decorated with markers for younger classes, while older classes make angels with peg bodies, fabric dresses, and jewellery accents. All supplies are provided for workshops with a suggested donation of $3 per foam angel and $7 per peg angel.

The presentation component of the workshop will be more dynamic this season, with the new option of an engaging “Prezi” presentation or a traditional Power Point.

Volunteers can arrange English and French presentations for elementary, middle and secondary classes, and potentially Spanish for middle and secondary classes.

To learn more about this initiative, please contact Sandra Dennis, chair of youth engagement at bensandy@shaw.ca.

 

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