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Keeping track of our compliments

The aftercare is becoming more and more loved by children. Just last week one father came to tell us that: ” Last year his child was in a different aftercare and didn’t like going but this year now that he … Continue reading

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American International Health Alliance Volunteer Memoir

February 27, 2009By: Aliza Waxman I was sent over from the USA by the American International Health Alliances HIV/AIDS Twinning Center as an Organizational Development Specialist. I have been volunteering at GAPA for the month of February working to strengthen … Continue reading

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Everyday needs…

Our aftercare is brimming full with new children. We’ve had 30 new admissions this year, bringing our total to 129. This is stretching our resources such as space and teachers to the limit. Most of the new children are from … Continue reading

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UNAIDS Event

On February 8, 2009, ten GAPA grandmothers and three GAPA staff members attended the visit by the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Dr. Michel Sidibe, hosted by the Treatment Action Campaign and Médecins Sans Frontières at the Ubuntu clinic in Khayelitsha, … Continue reading

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new year at GAPA

2009 is now in full swing at GAPA. All the grandmothers are back from their visits to their homes in the Eastern Cape, all the grandchildren are back at school and now grandmothers that are caring for tiny children are … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Party

GAPA Aftercare Christmas Party 3 DecemberThe preparations… All the excitement!! Icing Christmas biscuits Judges of the colouring-in competition Children arrive dressed in their best… GAPA staff sing for the children The party begins Mrs Sishuba and the children prepared dances… … Continue reading

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Beyond Christmas toys…

It has been overwhelming to see the generosity that people are showing towards the aftercare Christmas project. Despite having reached our target donations are still coming in.  A big thank from all at GAPA! This has afforded us the opportunity … Continue reading

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Christmas gifts so far…

Thank you so much for these generous gifts: Charmaine Sparks and the ladies in her church (we hope to meet you soon) for the 20 dolls The Laser Group (Feroza for organising) for 25 soccer balls (Thank you Charmaine and … Continue reading

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