Cville Group Makes Plans for Future of Sister City Partnership
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -
A Charlottesville committee is making plans for the future of the Sister City Partnership with Winneba, Ghana.
The group met Sunday to go over developments and come up with ideas on how to expand relations in 2014.
They discussed projects such as an upcoming artist in residence program at Charlottesville City Schools.
Dale Johnson, executive director of the Helen Project International, also reported progress with a micro-lending program that started in August.
“Our project deals with grandmothers who are raising orphan children who are infected or affected with HIV and AIDS,” Johnson said. “It has really helped them to be able to have that income to provide for school fees, to provide for insurance that they need there in Ghana.”
The Sister City Partnership with Winneba started in 2009.
Organizers hope to send another delegation to the African city in May.
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Thursday, July 24 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:06:07 GMT
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