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Poem by Mrs A Mdaka

Depression is my name Depression knows my name! It knows every details Even my weight down to scale! It seems to know the route to my happiness As it calls me in my sleep following my dreams as they go  … Continue reading

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Invite to Media

MEDIA ADVISORY African and Canadian Grandmothers to Unite in Symbolic Solidarity Action on March 25 in Select Cities  —  African grannies raising many of the 11.6 million AIDS orphans —  Cape Town, March 19, 2009 – On March 25, hundreds … Continue reading

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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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