Cycling tour reaches out to the Gogos of Mopani

This past week, 20 cyclists from the Netherlands have been touring the Mopani area of Limpopo, donating blankets and bags made by the Orange Babies Granny Club in Holland and Warm The World in South Africa to the Gogos (grannies) in Limpopo. It forms part of Anova's Family Free project, funded by Orange Babies South Africa.
The visitors wanted to get a feel of what the Orange Babies’ funded project is doing in Mopani and they were delighted to see how the project has infleunced the communities for the better. The Family Free project was established in 2008 by Anova to assist in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in the Mopani district of Limpopo.
A team of 20 Dutch people, 17 women and 3 men, including the Orange Babies Founder Baba Sylla, arrived at Tzaneen Dam on September 8 where they camped for the night. Ahead of their three day tour of the the communites touched by Family Free, they were welcomed by the traditional dancers and later a dinner by the river bank.{image_2}
Throughtout their tour, they interacted with the people of Mopani and saw how the project is positively influencing the community.
Family Free educates grannies on HIV and PMTCT and also their important role to fight transmission of HIV to new born babies. Gogos play a vital role in helping to educate members of their communities on how to prevent the transmission of HIV and caring for the women and children in their lives.
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