Vibrant, healthy communities in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa.
Keiskamma Canada Foundation partners with Keiskamma Trust to strengthen community in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa by raising awareness and funds.
About Keiskamma Canada Foundation - Fostering Hope In The Face of HIV/AIDS
It was the art that drew Edmonton writer Annette Schouten Woudstra to Keiskamma Trust in 2006 and eventually to the impoverished rural community in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. As a storyteller, she was intrigued and inspired by the stories of the people, the culture and its changes, which were expressed through the stitched tapestries created by the local Xhosa people. Annette went to South Africa with the vision of writing a story about the art, its creators and the story of the Xhosa people. Annette would later return to Edmonton to fundraise for the communities that she had became so passionate about.
Since its inception in 2008, Keiskamma Canada has organized and supported local fundraisers, raising awareness of the work of the Keiskamma Trust and providing opportunities for people to purchase the beautiful handmade embroideries for which the Trust is so renowned.
Organic gardens, health, education and psycho-social support for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS and leadership development continue to be funded by Keiskamma Canada.