Opportunity to get involved in our Christmas party!

Grandmothers Against Poverty and Aids

J-415 Qabaka Rd www.gapa.org.za
Khayelitsha 7784 www.gapa.org.za/blog/index.htm
Cape Town altheab@gmail.com
Tel/fax 021 3643138 NPO no. 019-642
C: 074 198 2500
27 October 2008


GAPA is a Non-Profit organisation in Khayelitsha. We are a voluntary organisation that implements programmes to support grandmothers affected by HIV/AIDS in urban and rural communities to continue with their lives and to cope better as providers of care and support for their infected children.

In January 2007 GAPA started its Aftercare Service for 50 vulnerable children who attend the local primary school. The headmaster and teachers identified children who went home after school to empty homes, lived in shacks or were sickly. Currently, there are 100 children who attend the aftercare. The ages of the children range from 6yrs to 16yrs of age. Five grandmothers coordinate the enrichment programme for the children. They get help from other grandmothers that are able to teach skills such as knitting and beadwork. Home work is supervised, the children are fed and a choir has been formed. The grandmothers teach English literacy, tell traditional stories and teach traditional songs. This year in August, I joined the programme bringing a focus on health promotion through occupation.

As the year comes to an end, we wish to create a Christmas party for the children to celebrate the year that has past and enhance their sense of belonging.
Last week the children created a wish list for Christmas, attached are some of the pictures. The whole process of being given the opportunity to dream and hope for something is an important component towards building the children’s ability to cope with the difficult circumstances they find themselves in.

This table indicates the toys they chose:

Age 6-16
No. wanting balls
No. wanting cars
Age 6-12
No. wanting dolls
Age 13-16
No. wanting make-up, clothes & photo albums

Total girls 61 Total boys 39 Total children 100

We would greatly appreciate any donation (either of the actual toys or financial) you are willing to make in this regard.
At a budget of approximately R45,00 a gift the total financial target is R4500.

GAPA Bank details:
No. 4055545538
Swift Code ABSA ZA JJ
Town Centre Branch,
Branch code: 632005
Mitchells Plain 7785
Cape Town
South Africa
Cheque Account
Reference: Aftercare Christmas Party
Please email me with the amount so that I know how much to withdraw: altheab@gmail.com

Please feel free to visit our blog site for more information on our day-to-day activities – www.gapa.org.za/blog/index.htm We’ll post all sponsors on our blog.

Thank you!

Kind regards

Althea Barry
Occupational Therapist
GAPA, Khayelitsha

” All we want for Christmas…”


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