Harambee Grandmas welcome Nambeya


Lethbridge Herald

The Harambee Grandmas are inviting the public to the Lethbridge library for an afternoon presentation and to meet Idah Nambeya.

Nambeya is visiting from Zambia, and is the Senior Advisor to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. She will be speaking about her work in both Canada and Africa as a passionate activist for people living with HIV and AIDS.

She is a widowed mother of three children, lost her brother to AIDS, and in 2003, tested positive for HIV herself. She worked as an AIDS counsellor in a clinic in Zambia, and after testing positive she became a passionate activist speaking out about living with the disease.

Later, she was promoted to the role of Director of Community Outreach at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia. Her leadership helped her earn a fellowship to study at Coady International Institute at Francis Xavier University in Halifax. While studying, she was awarded with the Katherine Flemming Award for International Development.

Nambeya’s presentation will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m., at the Lethbridge Public Library Theater Gallery, and is free to the public.

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