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Janine Reid

Retired Teacher in New Westminster

Making a Difference

PRESENTED ON MAR 02, 2019
IN NEW WESTMINSTER @ VOL 22

Janine speaks about coming out of university in 1968 believing she was supposed to make a difference in the world.  She taught in rural BC in a two-room school. Then as a CUSO cooperant in rural Jamaica, and she returned to Vancouver to teach for 30 years.  Upon retirement she joined the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in support of African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS.  Janine spoke about the heroic work of African grandmothers and how the funds raised by the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign are used to rebuild communities and restore hope to those devastated by AIDS.  Her central theme is each of us can take action and work together to make a difference in the world.

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