2020 Timeline

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2020

#stillconnected

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Dear Friends of the Mama Project,

 

We started 2020 with beautiful plans for a summer Mama Project in Cape Town called "Colorful Women Hold Your Head High" with guest artist Ghanaian fashion designer Queen Allotey-Pappoe, and musicians Alutha Taho and Rebeka Rain.  

 

COVID-19 disrupted these plans, but we are #StillConnected!  The Mama Project Leadership Council mobilized quickly to adapt and respond, re-directing our funds to critical relief efforts, safe creative and community projects, and new partnerships on the ground throughout the year. Please enjoy all our 2020 news below!

 

To round out 2020, join us as we launch our HOLIDAY RELIEF FUNDRAISER.  Please help The Mama Project raise $5,000 between November 1-December 15 to Feed 65 Families, Provide Comfort & Appreciation to 50 Mamas, and Supply ArtWorks Packs for 50 Children in our partner communities in Cape Town.

The resilience, adaptiveness, and tenacity of the whole Mama Project team is an inspiration.  

 

Thank you for your continued support of The Mama Project.  We wish you health and safety in these difficult times.  

 

--Sara & Heather

January

Project coordinator Asanda Kupe visits Boston for intensive planning for Mama Project 2020speaking engagements, and ArtWorks SA meetings

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Leadership Council member 

Nozuko Mnyumbela

travels to Boston as Mama

Project cultural ambassador

to help raise funds and

create new relationships

March 6

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Start with a Dream Mama Project

Benefit Concert at Calvary Church Arlington

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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN BEGINS IN BOSTON.

Nozuko Mnyumbela emergency departure back to Cape Town

March  12

Indigenous cultures conversation  with mama Siobhan Brown,  Nozuko Mnyumbela &  Queen Allotey-Pappoe

on the Wampanoag Reservation in

Mashpee, Cape Cod

March 10

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COVID 19 Relief Package 1

  • Food Hampers

  • Art Packs

  • Mother's Day Treats

  • Posters

May

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March 8

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Leadership Council

Planning Meeting - Via Zoom

June

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COVID 19 Relief Package 2

  • Grocery Gift Cards

  • Sun of Hopes Posters

July

Community Baking 

in four communities 

for South African

Women's Day

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August

"Share Sweetness"

Partnership with ArtWorks South Africa, supporting the release of 20+ "Up Close: Music & Life" music videos from gifted township   artists

 

September

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​​​The Mama Project partners

with Women of Faith to

support their annual Women's Conference in Mitchell's Plain, Cape Town, with catering by members of Mama's Kitchen, remarks

from Nozuko Mnyumbela about her

trip to the US, a poem by teen artist

Angela, masks by Nwabisa, and music

from ArtWorks.

November

Leadership Council

Planning Meeting - Via Zoom

December

HOLIDAY COVID-19

RELIEF EFFORT 

Please help us raise $5,000 between November 1-December 15! 

With your support we can: 

Feed 65 Families with "#TogetherWeCan Fill the Cupboard" Packages

Provide 50 Women with "A Room of One's Own" Packs

Supply ArtWorks Creativity & Games Sets to 50 Children

PLEASE DONATE NOW!

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