Friday, March 23, 2012

Heading to Africa

On Tuesday I head for South Africa.  Between teaching workshops, I'll have the opportunity to spend time at a place that means a great deal to me - Woza Moya in the Ufafa community, near Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal.  Woza Moya is an AIDS community care and support center and much of their work is centered on the at risk children - children affected and infected by AIDS.  I was last there in 2008 and was touched by the children who are featured in these videos:

I am humbled by the selfless work of the community care workers and those who run Woza Moya, in particular Sue Hedden.  They are an inspiration and a living example of making a difference in the world.

I'll be there at the beginning of April on the days that their crafters meet.  The crafters make beautiful embroidered cards to sell to support their families.  I love supporting those that create beauty for others.  I'll be lucky enough to meet and talk to them, and see their latest handwork, and of course bring some back with me.