U K – WALES
full name of the association; Learn with Grandma.
the chairman´s name; Mrs Valerie Wood-Gaiger MBE. Founder & CEO
contact data: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone +44 (0) 1550 720994
number of members organisations – Learn with Grandma Groups on Facebook – 25 and many individuals.
date of creation: registered as a not for profit organisation 2012.
member of EURAG since when 2011
main objectives of the organisation:
Learn with Grandma is about making the most of the time spent with grandchildren and helping to close the digital age divide, in particular:
To encourage parents & grandparents to instil a love of learning; create lasting memories & have FUN with their grandchildren.
To encourage respect between the generations and the transfer of skills across the generations – older people learning technology skills from their children and grandchildren and younger people learning traditional skills from the older generations – especially skills that would enable older people to retrain for suitable employment and for the younger generation to learn traditional skills that could lead to employment..
To create local & internet support networks for grandparents, parents & children.
To encourage the establishment of social enterprises that would employ young people and those aged 50+.
To work with organisations throughout UK and in other countries to promote our aims internationally.
To create and publish educational material.
Membership in other organisations/networks; I connect & link with many – mostly using Facebook. I concentrate on my mission to bring the generations together to learn & teach across the generations.
My remarks and suggestions:
It would be helpful to have a list of the organisations EURAG, I would also find it easier to find people if your email list was listed alphabetically. Easiest way to achieve direct communication would be to set up a Facebook group so that all members can directly communicate with each other & post relevant information from their country that might be of interest to others.
I can arrange form this to be in part of the Welsh Assembly Building and would invite all Welsh 50+ coordinators & organisations working with older people to attend/give presentations.
Valerie Wood-Gaiger, Wales