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Learn With Grandma

National Network: 
United Kingdom
Address: 
Brynamlwg
Myddfai
Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
Wales
SA20 0NZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: 
+44 (0)1550720994
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2003
General Information: 

not for profit company. reg 8259039 no paid staff. 2012 approx £40,000. Mostly from EU Grundtvig Adult Learning partnerships. Beth Johnson Foundation. www.eseniors.eu www1.auser.it www.vmc.lv http://vikc.lt www.giovaniperleuropa.org www.artkidsfoundation.org www.pro-med.org.pl Chair of e-learning UNESCO. www.kawauganda.org + many other organisations ESCO &

Mission and Objectives: 

Learn With Grandma aims are:

1. To create an international organisation to promote intergenerational learning & fun.

2. To record all that is good from our histories, culture, traditions, heritage & skills etc. etc.

3. To create an international library, accessible to all, where all can be stored for future generations.

4. To encourage parents and grandparents to instil a love of learning; create lasting memories & have fun together.

5. To encourage respect between the generations and show that each generation has skills that they can learn from each other.

6. To encourage people to learn skills from each other.

7. To create local & internet support networks for grandparents, parents & children.

8. To research, create and provide learning material and resources and encourage a reading culture.

9. To work with organisations in other countries to promote our aims internationally.

Main Projects / Activities: 

for 2013 to work with Beth Johnson Foundation promoting Intergenerational Learning in Wales. To establish a local, national and international interlinked communication channel - an internet TV station - linked to the free technologies of Facebook, Youtube, and a mobile phone app to promote the many initiatives and projects promoting intergenerational learning, active aging and youth projects. We believe that what is needed now is an effective channel for disseminating the huge mass of information now available and actively promote the widespread application of skills and knowledge transfer.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

by becoming a speaker at some of your conferences and by publicizing intergenerational projects and activities in UK and in the global village - the beauty of the internet is that it does not recognise national barriers

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

To help me promote the concept of intergenerational learning and, as we establish the internet TV station, to offer ALF members the opportunity to publicise their activities. Our main objective is to help ensure that citizens have the skills society needs. Increasing numbers of healthy active older people have skills and knowledge which are a significant resource. It is vital that a concerted effort is made to record skills and knowledge NOW before the pre-digital generations pass away. We have perhaps a couple of decades during which we can record older people sharing skills and knowledge before they are lost forever. Technology has closed the EU geographical divide - it can also help close the digital age gap. Internet broadcasting could not only become a strong and sustainable platform, useful throughout EU in promoting and disseminating information about intergenerational learning; employment and activities and in promoting active and informed citizens it is also a useful illustration to older citizens of the value of learning to use technology. All citizens will be able to take part in interactive discussions. The excellent conferences & seminars organised by the ALF and many other organisations could be broadcast. People could even take part - directly asking questions while sitting in their own homes! Unthinkable a few years ago - this type of interactive communication now exists and is readily available free or at very modest cost. This type of integrated broadcasting system would helping create active and informed citizens.

Additional Information: 
Contact (1) Full Name: 
Valerie Wood-Gaiger
Job Title: 
CEO / Founder
Head of the organisation: 
Valerie Wood-Gaiger

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