South African Grandmothers Raising Money For 46664


The Gogos for Mandela are a group of South African grannies that have their own football league in the rural province of Limpopo. In South Africa, Gogos – meaning “grandmothers” – are the heart of their communities. They care for the growing number of AIDS orphans while providing moral, emotional and often financial support to extended families facing difficult times.

To celebrate all Mandela has done for them, these women want to give him a special birthday gift this July: funds so that his foundation can continue the work he began. These ordinary South African women have come up with an extraordinary idea to raise money. They’ve decided to use their football skills to entertain the world. They are going to make a series of videos in which they recreate highlights from the 2010 World Cup tournament in South Africa. They will give us a different vision of the spectacular goals, saves, and defensive tackles that the whole world will be talking about this summer.

In return they ask that you donate what you can to Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Foundation.
The Gogos are giving all they can; they ask that you do the same.

Click here to find out more, watch the videos and donate.