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Opportunity to get involved in our Christmas party!

Grandmothers Against Poverty and Aids J-415 Qabaka Rd www.gapa.org.zaKhayelitsha 7784 www.gapa.org.za/blog/index.htmCape Town altheab@gmail.comTel/fax 021 3643138 NPO no. 019-642C: 074 198 2500 ___________________________________________________________________ 27 October 2008 REQUEST OF SPONSORSHIPS OF OUR AFTERCARE CHRISTMAS PARTY GAPA is a Non-Profit organisation in Khayelitsha. … Continue reading

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Animals wild and wonderful!

With the September holidays behind us this post is long overdue. We had the wonderful priviledge of going on an outing with the 16 Grandmothers and 56 Children to the Tygerberg Zoo. We received a budget from the Stephen Lewis Foundation … Continue reading

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GAPA reaching out!

It has just been incredible to see how GAPA provides a space to support various community members. Yesterday a young man of 22 bravely walking into the centre to greet a room full of grandmothers working on projects. He had … Continue reading

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The wonder of play

So much joy can come from engaging with children! Yesterday I was outside at the jungle gyms with the little children and we started exploring the environment. We came across a hairy caterpillar creeping along the pavement. This resulted in … Continue reading

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We’re still going strong!

This week we are proud to say that Vivienne, Kathleen and Mrs Hoza have gone to Tanzania to meet with grandmothers outside Dar Es Salaam. We look forward to all the news that they will bring with them. Mrs Ngewu … Continue reading

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Dancing beads- some history

Yesterday we sat around the table in the GAPA centre chatting and singing with the grandmothers as they made beaded necklaces and knitted teddy bears. The grandmothers gather everyday to do beading and learn new designs from Florence (Income-generation coordinator). … Continue reading

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Celebrating spring

This month spring (“ntwasahlobo”- meaning before summer in isiXhosa) was celebrated in the aftercare with the children. To my suprise it had not been celebrated at the school, which I celebrated as a South African school child by wearing ‘civvies’, … Continue reading

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Learning and Growing

The week of 25- 29 August was full of vibe! Grandmothers from all over Khayelitsha gathered for our monthly workshops and Indaba. This is an opportunity for GAPA grandmothers to invite friends and neighbours to learn the skills and participate … Continue reading

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