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Grandmothers at the heart of response to AIDS: Grandmothers and Grandothers

The Coast Reporter. By Jan Degrass. December 8, 2016. Gail Wilen (fourth from right) visits a grandmother’s home in Zambia.  In July 2016, Gail Wilen of Sechelt took the trip of a lifetime, not as a tourist but as a grandmother. As part of the Sunshine Coast’s group of Grandmothers and Grandothers, she travelled to Zambia and South Africa along with other representatives of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF), ... Continue Reading »

Special Granny Bulletin: November 2016: Fall Grassroots puts Focus on Child Treatment

Special Granny Bulletin: November 2016 Welcome to the Granny Bulletin, your source for news, stories and information about exciting initiatives from the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. In this Granny Bulletin: Fall Grassroots Available Now: The Treatment Gap SLF’s Year in Review: Print Copies Available Now Flash Mob Teaser Video, Take Two Holiday Dare to Dine Speakers Avail ... Continue Reading »

Supporting African Grandmothers: Swags and Bags craft sale set for Nov. 27

Burnaby Now. November 10, 2016 By Tereza Verenca. Burnaby GoGo member Sharon Woloschuk with some swag. Photograph By Contributed There’s plenty of shopping to be done at the fourth annual Swags and Bags craft sale, returning to Deer Lake United Church later this month. The event is put on every year by the Burnaby GoGos, a group of 35 grandmothers who have made it their mission to help their African counterparts ... Continue Reading »

Grandmas unite to fight AIDS: A grandmother’s trip from North Vancouver to South Africa

North Shore News September 6, 2016. By Jeremy Shepherd. Parkgate grandmother Jeanette Froese poses with a pair of fellow grandmothers at the South Africa Grandmothers Gathering, which was held in the city of Durban prior to the UN AIDS Conference. Froese is part of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, a charitable group that has raised $25 million in the last decade. Photo credit: Alexis MacDonald The AIDS e ... Continue Reading »

Times View: Just one act of kindness

Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times. April 22, 2016. Opinion Piece A single loonie, a simple gesture, one minor act of kindness demonstrated here in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows is having ripple effects around the world – in Africa – thanks to Christine Duamel and members of the Golden Ears Gogos. This local group of grandmothers (and ‘grand-others’ – grandchildless women) recently celebrated a triumph ... Continue Reading »