Africa 2021 Blog

Gregor Sneddon, Executive Director

Oct 15 2021

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

In many places, like Kenya, when a destitute older person without kin or anyone to care for them ...
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Oct 14 2021

Table Banking

In rural Ahero, where we operate the Sponsor A Grandparent program, banks can be inaccessible for older people ...
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Oct 13 2021

We Raised the Roof in Kenya!

Today I had the great privilege to participate in the build of a new home for a Gran ...
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Oct 12 2021

Sponsor A Grandparent Kenya

I arrived at the airport in Kisumu, Western Kenya, greeted by Sister Paul, Sister Damaris, and Charles who ...
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Oct 6 2021

Sponsor A Grandparent Program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Today I had the opportunity to visit two of the communities where HelpAge International operates its Sponsor A ...
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Oct 5 2021

Life at the Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp

The Nguenyyiel Refugee camp shelters 97,949 refugees, the largest of the seven camps in Gambella. The focus of the HelpAge intervention funded ...
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Oct 3 2021

Visiting the Jewi and Tierkidi Refugee Camps

The Jewi and Tierkidi Refugee Camps shelter 61,164 and 68,001 refugees from South Sudan. Both camps focused on providing protection and inclusion, and health ...
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Oct 2 2021

Exploring Gambella, Ethiopia

Gambella is a region in southeastern Ethiopia that bridges the Baro River and borders South Sudan. It is ...
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Oct 1 2021

International Day of Older Persons in Gambella

This morning the HelpAge Senior Director of Operations, Kinfe, and I flew to Gambella, in the South Western ...
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Sep 25 2021

The Big Day

Today, I embark on a monitoring trip to Africa, visiting Ethiopia and Kenya for 5 weeks. In Ethiopia ...
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  1. Nicholas Gitobu Kithinji on October 9, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Good work . Would like to explore a new site possibility in Kenyas’ Mlolongo area and for urban older citizens . There is a neglected segment which we could work to remedy.

    • HelpAge Canada on October 20, 2021 at 10:50 am

      Hi Nicholas, thank you for your comment and interest in our program. Please email with more details and someone will get back to you.