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Grand idea going strong: Grandmothers -both here and in Africa- step up to help AIDS orphans

Winnipeg Free Press, July 28, 2012.  By Kevin Rollason. RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Jean Altemeyer (from left), Enid Butler and Jean Sorko of Grands 'n' More raise money to help grandmothers in Africa who are raising orphaned children No parent should have to bury their child, but this natural order doesn’t always hold true. Many parents and grandparents here do bury their children, often d ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers: Making Angels

Lethbridge Living, May 8 2012.  By Paige Murray. In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 14.8 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS. The tragic pandemic has turned Africa into a continent of orphans, relying on grandmothers to assume parental responsibilities. In some cases, these courageous grandmothers have become responsible for not only their own grandchildren, but their nieces’, si ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers want change

Burnaby Now, July 13, 2012. By Jennifer Moreau. A group of Burnaby grandmothers wants your one-cent coins to help change the lives of grandmothers in Africa, caring for children orphaned by AIDS. The Burnaby Gogos have launched a “Change for Change” campaign, collecting pennies before they go out of circulation. “We are what’s called a solidarity group and not a charity group in that the pe ... Continue Reading »

Summer sewing for the grandmothers: Oneness Gogos projects for Africa going strong

Surrey Now, July 12, 2012. By Eva Cohen. While we might be crossing our fingers that summer has finally come to stay in the Lower Mainland, Oneness Gogos have not forgotten the upcoming fall and winter, and the needs of new Canadians who have never experienced below-zero temperatures. Volunteers have been working tirelessly to knit, sew and create crafts and clothing to raise money for grandmothers in Africa, and ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers show solidarity in their Stride

InsideHalton.com, July 6, 2012.  Submitted by Glenys Reither, Oomama Communications Committee. The 2012 edition of Stride to Turn the Tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa was not dampened at all by drizzle and clouds that came with it in June. Instead, a wave of orange flowed through downtown Oakville with most of the walkers wearing orange scarves, crafted by the African grandmothers whom the Grandmothers to Grandmothers ... Continue Reading »