Grannies get on the ball

2011-03-25 00:00

A gogo gets going at the Gogolymics, which took place recently at a sports field deep in the Valley of 1000 Hills in KwaNyuswa. Almost 350 grannies from the valley participated in soccer, netball and indigenous games as well as traditional Zulu dancing. The gogo outreach programme, an initiative of the Hillcrest Aids Foundation, aims to provide support and training for grandmothers who bring up Aids orphans. Carolyn Nixon of the Granny Outreach Programme in Canada and Cwengi Myeni, a community spokesperson, organised the event, which was aimed partly at raising awareness about the importance of exercise and celebrating all that the gogo groups have achieved.

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