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Contact > Gogo Grandmothers Leadership


U.S. Office:Gogo Grandmothers, 3460 Marron Road, Suite 103-476,

Oceanside, CA 92056-4675

E-mail: info@GogoGrandmothers.com


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
3460 Marron Road, Suite 103-476
Oceanside, CA 92056-4675

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:

Bob and Polly CulpBob is a retired structural engineer and active leader with Polly in the missions and seniors ministries of their church. He serves on the board of Senior Living. Polly is a retired real estate agent and a very busy grandma.
Dick and Charlotte Day(In Zomba, Malawi, Africa) Dick is the founder and president of SAFE-Africa. Charlotte is founder and director of Gogo Grandmothers. Together they are the International Coordinators for SAFE-Africa, Inc.
Bobbie JohnsonBobbie retired as executive assistant to the president of Hunt-Wesson Foods and previously worked in the Apollo Control Center for the North American Space Division. Among her great loves are family, Christian missions and travel (cruising).
Bill and Ruth JonesBill was a professional educator for 45 years and is a pastor to seniors at Mariners Church in Irvine, Calif. Ruth was a elementary school teacher for 13 years and has extensive volunteer experience with other mission groups.
Paul and Leslie LewisPaul is a free-lance graphic designer, an author, and president of Smart Families, Inc.. Leslie has an extensive background in women's ministry leadership.
Steve and Debbie MoralesDebbie and Steve recently retired from very busy lives and "caught" a passion for Gogo Grandmothers upon seeing the work first hand on a trip to Malawi last year. They remain busy "gogos"  themselves in San Diego, when they are not traveling the world! 
Don and Dorothy Sheldrake

 

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