The letter-writing project is a wonderful opportunity for personal contact with our African gogos. About 40 women from Vernon and area are connected with gogos from Sabie in letter-writing partnerships, and there are more on a waiting list hoping to be paired up in the future. We try to write to our African partners every 6-8 weeks even though we may not receive replies very frequently. Read more about “Letter Writing.”
In December 2008, Susan Fenner, the chair of Grannies a Gogo, personally delivered letters from the Vernon, Canada grannies to their partners in Sabie, South Africa. She captured in photo images the poignancy of these developing friendships.
Visits to Sabie
Gogos Surmount Adversity
Notes From the Field articles from the visit made by Susan Fenner to Sabie, South Africa – Jan/Feb 2010
Vernon Website Inspires Move to Africa
Article in the Vernon Morning Star Dec. 30, 2011