Monwabisi Beach Outing with Aftercare

Monwabisi beach is just on the border to Khayelitsha, within False Bay. Many of the children and grandmothers hardly have the time or the means to make use of this resource, although it is only 10km from the GAPA centre. So many families are concerned with living day to day that a day of relaxation does not feature in their lives.

The Monwabisi, City of Cape Town gave us a discount to make use of their braai/pool facility, for this we are very grateful

The Monwabisi staff put clean water into the pool for us… as soon as it was filled the fun and games began

Catching some sun









Mrs Hoza for Miss South Africa

Mrs Ngewu gets her feet wet


The Monwabisi beach lifeguard on standby







Basking in the sun


Mrs Nkonka and Mrs Skefile nominated for princesses

Florence and Mrs Gusha collect bananas for the picnic

Taking the older children for a trip down to the beach



Picnic time – The kitchen staff prepared a wonderful meal of chicken, salad, juice and fruit





Ready to go home

Calm after the party

All the grandmothers who assisted on the day.
Total 67 children and 23 Grandmothers
It was in summary: “A Perfect day!”

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Blessings continue…



In December 2008 Pick ‘n Pay opened a new store in Khayelitsha. GAPA grandmothers were invited to their launch party. Later that evening we were asked to attend their official opening.
On arrival we were astounded to discover that they had chosen to donate R5000 to our organisation.
Mrs Nkone and Althea received the cheque on behalf of GAPA.

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More blessings

Staff at Union-Swiss donated ‘Gogo bags’ to the grandmothers for the festive season. The grandmothers were so appreciative, exclaiming: “what have we done to deserve this?”
Thank you to Lorien for organising this and thinking about GAPA.

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Gifts from Telkom staff

In December of 2008 Telkom staff collected items to donate to GAPA. We are really overwhelmed by their generosity. Among the gifts was a much need refrigerator.
About 20 boxes filled with everything from kitchen utensils, art supplies, sewing materials and clothes we delivered to GAPA. We wish to extend many thanks to the individual employees of Telkom who opened their hearts to assisting the grandmothers and children of GAPA.





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Welcoming Penny

We are really happy to welcome Penny Kokwana to the GAPA team!
Penny started working at GAPA in February this year and has added so much to our administrative systems.
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Daily activities at GAPA

Knitting


Gardening


Beading



Sewing

Pictures courtesy of 1st yr OT students from UCT

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Daily activities at GAPA

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Occupational Therapy Students visit GAPA 2008

University of Cape Town first year Occupational Therapy Students visited GAPA at the end of 2008. They sent their gratitude to the grandmothers for the insights shared.

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