Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Edzimkulu - Changing Lives 2010 with Kokopelli Choirs

Edzimkulu Changing Lives 2010 is thrilled to present Edmonton’s own Kokopelli Choir for a concert at the Royal Alberta Museum on Sunday, October 24. Join us for the concert and an amazing silent auction and help Edzimkulu to continue our fight against HIV/AIDS in South Africa.  With your help we continue to Change Lives. Tickets are $35 plus service charge and are available at Tix on the Square: 6 p.m. - Doors open, silent auction, 7 p.m. - Kokopelli Concert begins.

Edzimkulu is a Canadian charity dedicated to providing support to children and adults impacted by HIV/AIDS in Ndawana and other communities in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. It was established in May 2003. The name Edzimkulu is a combination of Edmonton - the home city of the organization’s founders Chris and Jim Newton - and Umzimkhulu, a major South African River. The name is meant to signify the connection between the people of Edmonton and those of the communities where we work.

Ndawana is a community where the reality of HIV/AIDS is accepted and dealt with in an open, compassionate and non-stigmatic way, with healthy children and adults, an economic base enhanced by accessibility to government programs, a strong system of education, and with many partners including government agencies. The people of greater Edmonton have connection with, and understanding of, the people of Ndawana.

Edzimkulu's mission is to nurture, care for and educate the generation of children affected by HIV/AIDS in Ndawana, South Africa, with the goal of producing healthy members of a cohesive community with an economic base enhanced by education and accessibility to government programs. The people of greater Edmonton, through donations, volunteerism, and exchange of culture, will play an important role in demystifying Africa and the HIV/AIDS pandemic and in empowering the people of Ndawana.

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