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U.S. Office:Gogo Grandmothers, 3460 Marron Road, Suite 103-476,
Oceanside, CA 92056-4675
Gogo Grandmothers facilitates a vital partnership between village grandmother groups in Africa (initially in the country of Malawi) and Gogo Grandmothers groups across the U.S.(Affiliated groups are also forming in some other countries.)
Leading Gogo Grandmothers in Malawi, Africa
Charlotte Day, MA.-Home Ec., MA.-ECD,is the Founder and Director of Gogo Grandmothers. Since 1990, she and her husband, Dick, have lived full-time in Zomba, Malawi and return periodically to the U.S.. Both taught at the national university, Charlotte as Chair of the Home Economics department. Their home base and family are located principally in Southern California. They have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Charlotte is a member of the Malawi National ECD Network and also directs Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) projects for Sub-Saharan Africa Family Enrichment (SAFE) in Malawi.
Dick Day, MA.-Marriage, Family and Child Therapy, MA.- Theology, is a founding Director of SAFE-Africa which trains elementary and secondary school teachers in SAFE's "WHY WAIT?" biblically-based abstinence, life-skills and character-development curriculum across eight grade levels. Click here to learn more about the mission and impact of SAFE in Malawi, Africa.
In Malawi, Charlotte trains and directs an expanding team of volunteers who work with Gogo Grandmothers groups in rural villages. Her efforts are enhanced by coordination with the Early Childhood Development Centers (ECDC) which serve the children and orphans from a cluster of surrounding villages. She is joined by Malawian, Mary Phiri, MA.-ECD. Charlotte also coordinates with an influential group of educated gogos in the urban area.
The long-term goal is to develop Community-Based Childcare Centers (CBCCs) in all 28 districts of Malawi. Teachers at these centers have regular direct contact with the gogos raising their own grandchildren and other orphans, thus providing a natural conduit for identifying specific needs, distributing key resources and organizing support groups of Gogo Grandmothers who meet monthly at the village level.
To better know Charlotte and her vision, please click here to enjoy her compelling story.
Charlotte Day can be contacted by e-mail c/o Leslie Lewis:Leslie@GogoGrandmothers.com
Postal address: SAFE, Private Bag 10, Zomba, Malawi
Leading Gogo Grandmothers in the U.S.
Leslie Lewis is the U.S. Coordinator for Gogo Grandmothers and manages the many services and tasks required to interface with the African leadership, lead an advisory team of talented volunteers, promote the program, support the launch of new Gogo Grandmothers groups, train leaders, maintain communications, and facilitate the orderly transfer of resources to Africa. She and Charlotte have been close friends for over 40 years--a relationship which began while serving together on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. Leslie has an extensive background in women's ministry and lives with her husband, Paul, in Southern California. They have five grown children and six grandchildren.
Contact Leslie by e-mail at:Leslie@GogoGrandmothers.com.
Contact Leslie by phone or mail at: Gogo Grandmothers
Cell: (760) 500-4311
FAX: (760) 747-7197
The U.S. Gogo Grandmothers Advisory Board
Gogo Grandmothers is a ministry of SAFE-Africa, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In the U.S., a special group of committed volunteers provide oversight and give many hours of effort to the work of Gogo Grandmothers. Members of the advisory team are:
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