Human rights for girls, from Canada to Kenya

Sherbrook Record, June 17, 2013.  By Rachel Garber. Janet Solberg of the Stephen Lewis Foundation and Merci Chidi of Ripples International were in North Hatley Saturday, guests of Grandmothers-to-Grandmothers groups who support their work. A New York Times article on June 4 noted a landmark legal victory for girls in Kenya. The court found the Kenyan police had been failing to protect girls who had been assaul ... Continue Reading »

Cobourg walk raises $3,407 for African grandmothers, June 16, 2013. By COBOURG — A group of local walkers was on the go this weekend to support African grandmothers. The annual Northumberland GogoGetters Stride to Turn the Tide walk on June 8 raised $3,407 for projects in Africa, said Greg Wadden of the GogoGetters. The five-kilometre walk started at Rotary Park in Cobourg. The GogoGetters is a local chapter of th ... Continue Reading »

Granny Bulletin: Town Hall, HOFE, Treasurer’s Guide

In this Granny Bulletin:   1.   Monday June 17th – African Grandmothers Tribunal Telephone Town Hall 2.   Behind the Scenes of the Grandmothers Book: Community Engagement at Hope for the Elderly (HOFE) 3.   Introducing the NEW Treasurer’s Guide 4.   Group Focus: Rayanna’s Hope for Africa 5.   Omas Siskona Textile Art Show _____________________________________________________________________  END ... Continue Reading »

Local ‘grands’ take it all in stride, June 12, 2013. By Sarah O. Swenson staff/writer. Wetaskiwin Grands 4 Africa held their Stride to Turn the Tide walk at By-The-Lake Park June 8. - By Blustering winds and bear warnings didn’t scare off these hardcore ladies. The Wetaskiwin Grands 4 Africa held their inaugural Stride to Turn the Tide fundraising walk at By-The-Lake Park June 8. Grands 4 Africa is th ... Continue Reading »

Local grandmothers get ready to Stride to Turn the Tide of AIDS in Africa, June 12, 2013. By Sackville Tribute.  The Tantramar Association of Grandmothers & others (TAG), is participating in the annual Stride to Turn the Tide national event on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m.-noon at the Sackville Farmers’ Market on Bridge Street. This year will mark the third year that the Tantramar group will participate in this important awareness and fundraising even ... Continue Reading »