Grandmothers Beyond Borders (GBB) is saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Janine Arsenau, after a long illness. Janine was a co-founder of GBB, a non-profit organization started in the last 16 years, and a lifelong member of the GBB Board of Directors until she formally retired last year.
Janine was vigilant supporter of and passionate about the grandmothers of Uganda, dedicated to calling attention to the challenges they face in the villages of rural Uganda and the need to support community-based initiatives to help improve their lives.
Advocacy was part of who she was and there seemed to be no limits. Her vision, her energy, and her compassion will be missed.
The GBB Board joins past Board members, past and current volunteers, friends, and the Grandmothers Communities in Uganda, to thank Janine and her family, for her generous heart, and sustaining services.
— Yvonne Ssempijja, Chairperson GBB Board