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Amatsha Ntliziyo -“the never-give-ups’

GAPA: Grandmothers Against Poverty & Aids Thousands of grandmothers across South Africa are having to cope with the consequences of the AIDS pandemic, at a time when they had hoped to retire and be cared for by their families. These … Continue reading

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New Website – May 2010

Due to a problem with our previous web hosting company, our website was unfortunately down for the last few weeks. We decided to create a new website from scratch, using the popular open source platform, WordPress. Althea’s husband Henk kindly … Continue reading

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Wonderful visit from Prof Jennifer Fish and Prof Bette Dickerson

Professor Jennifer Fish and Bette Dickerson returned to GAPA last week amidst a very emotional meeting in which we were wishing Vivienne happy birthday and taking stock of all our achievements for the year. Their arrival was an added celebration. … Continue reading

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Secure the Future Feature

Read an article written by BMShttp://www.bms.com/news/features/2009/Pages/stf_anniversary.aspx– GAPAGrandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS Tel/fax: 021 364 3138www.gapa.org.za

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Visit to Tanzania by GAPA granny and staff. In November three people from GAPA visited their sister organisation in Kibaha, outside Dar es Salaam. Twelve months ago the GAPA model of support was explained to grandmothers and representatives from KICODET, … Continue reading

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In loving memory of Mrs Mavilo

Mrs Mavilo “>Mrs Mavilo was a wonderful friend, teacher, mother and grandmother. She passed away suddenly this weekend due to cardiac arrest Here are some of the things that we loved about her: “She was very friendly with children” “She … Continue reading

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August at GAPA

GAPA has been very busy in August. The month started off with a visit to Cedar House, a school in Kenilworth, CapeTown. The occasion was the celebration of the end of a year long involvement between the learners and grandmothers … Continue reading

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Community Outreach programme by the SRC of Cape Peninsular University of Technology.(Bellville campus) On Sat 29th August 135 children from the Aftercare at GAPA and 14 grandmothers were treated to a day of fun at the campus of CPUT. There … Continue reading

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