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Granny Bulletin – August 24, 2011

In this Granny Bulletin: Update from the Foundation:  Coming soon special monthly e-mail updates focusing on the work in Africa called “Voices from the Frontlines” Focus on African Projects: Hope for the Elderly in Malawi, and Gogos Unite in Support of their Grandchildren in South Africa Group Updates: Canadian Grandmothers in the Media Focus on Fundraising: Daffodils for Africa, A Dare to Dine, and Donate a ... Continue Reading »

Janet Siddall helps African families through ‘Grandmothers to Grandmothers.’

From the Christian Science Monitor, August 8, 2011. By Sian Griffiths. When Janet Siddall first visited Africa in the 1980s, she was bowled over. “I was absolutely captivated by the landscape, the African people, the vibrancy of it all,” recalls Ms. Siddall, who accompanied her then-husband, a Canadian diplomat, on his first posting. After they split, she embarked on a career in Canada’s foreign s ... Continue Reading »

Gogos Unite to Support their Grandchildren in South Africa

From the Independent News Cadet Agency, August 5, 2011. By Nontando Mposo. THEIR children have died, many of Aids, leaving grandchildren to care for in their old age, but a group of Khayelitsha grandmothers are facing the challenge head-on and changing their lives for the better in the process. Right behind them is an organisation called Grandmothers against Poverty and Aids (GAPA), started in 2001 as a pilot resea ... Continue Reading »