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  • 1. How to work in South Africa - 3A5 Marketing - 2011 Gogo’s in South Africa
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  • 3. Summary1- Context: the HIV in Africa2- Who are these «gogos»?2- Focus on a «gogo center»4- Summit of «gogos» : their wishes
  • 4. Aids all over the world
  • 5. Aids in Africa •  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus et magna. Fusce sed sem sed magna suscipit egestas. •  Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Vivamus et magna. Fusce sed sem sed magna suscipit egestas.South Africa :33,4% of the population is infected (16 473 000 million)
  • 6. AIDS 1/3 of the population Lack of : - Information- Financial means- Infrastructures Adults died = More orphans
  • 7. The impact of Aids on the families   More than 400 000 children have lost both parents   Over 1 million children have lost their mothers   Over 2 million children have lost their fathers   13% of 2/14 year olds have lost at least one parent   21% of 15/18 year olds have lost at least one parent   More than 120 000 children live in child headed households in South Africa   By 2012…there will be 2 million orphans
  • 8. The Gogo’s  “ G o g o ” i s a Z u l u w o r d meaning grandmother  When parents die of AIDS, the orphans often go to live with a "gogo” because there is nobody else to help them
  • 9.   As the death rate accelerates, countries and communities simply can not cope.   As HIV/AIDS ravages families and communities in Africa, grandmothers have emerged as the continents unrecognized heroes.   Surrounded by poverty, hunger and desolation, they care for children orphaned by AIDS, sometimes as many as ten to fifteen in one household.
  • 10.   These incredibly strong and courageous women bury their own children and become parents again, calling on astonishing reserves of love and emotional resilience.  But they do so with almost no support. Sub-Saharan Africa has overwhelming numbers of children orphaned by AIDS — an estimated 13 million, projected to reach 18-20 million by the year 2010.
  • 11. The gogo centers   Generally organized in clusters   Community for local activities   Concentration around villages   Activities:  Teaching  Support   Final objective: care center for orphans
  • 12. Some NPO’s   The Non Profit Organization “Safe Africa” helps gogos by sponsorship   The Stephen Lewis foundation reaches heroic grandmothers caring for their orphan grandchildren.   Since 2003, they have funded over 300 projects in 15 sub-Saharan African countries
  • 13. We choose this topic   We were curious to learn more about these grandmothers called “gogos”   We would like to give you more information about this phenomenon that concerned particularly South Africa   The last question is: How these orphans will survive when their “gogos” will died?
  • 14. Their wishes   To have better health care to their grandchildren and themselves   To be able to house, feed and clothe their grandchildren   To send their grandchildren to school   They need help to raise their grandchildren: a real gap between generations   They need help in the isolated towns (not just in cities)   They need security and financial independence: a 82€ pension to survive
  • 15. The « gogos » summit  Bringing together 450 grandmothers from 12 African countries among the most affected by the AIDS epidemic   The initiative for this meeting comes from a Swaziland Fundation and the Canadian Stephen Lewis Foundation   45 Canadian grandmothers were invited