Our Mission

Generating growth for African children and communities devastated by HIV-AIDS and poverty, through the goodwill of people in the UK and elsewhere

oard Of Trustees


Tony Weller



Charlie Homer


Ann Smith

Ann Smith


Mandy Barrie




Read the trustees profiles here



Sarah Hodgson (UK)

Director GAGA UK

Debbie Young (RSA)

GAGA Project Co-ordinator RSA

(Director, Okwethu RSA)

Read the Directors profiles here

Our Wonderful Volunteers


Dennise Hodges

Accounts Assistant

Denise regularly helps to double check our bank statements and accounts. This is good for our accountability, ensuring that more than one person is looking at our income and expenditure (and someone who is not a GAGA employee or trustee). She also supports us in a variety of other ways, supporting various events and anything else we need help with!

Leyla Volunteer

Leyla Caglayan

Media/Marketing Expert, Volunteer

Leyla is experienced in media and marketing and has helped put together a short video on our Remembering Tree (2015). She did this with help from her partner Matt. She has also been a huge help in other ways; volunteering during our yarn bombing, creating posters and helping with design of leaflets. Please check out her website to find out more about her business Sugar Mouse Films.


jeff volunteer

Jeff Hamann

Office Volunteer

Jeff has assisted greatly with trust applications, the Remembering Tree, Excel spreadsheets and networking in Stratford. He has supported various events and shared his knowledge and ideas. 
Jeff is currently living in Romania, but is still available to help GAGA when needed.

Claire Whately

Claire Whately

Newest GAGA Volunteer

Claire is a qualified accountant and has recently offered her time and skills to GAGA UK. She grew up in Southern Africa and so has a personal interest in our work. Recently she has assisted GAGA in researching 100 Club rules, and has also raised £100 for GAGA UK (click here to read more).


We also have some wonderful Ambassadors across the UK, without whom we could not be as successful as we are.

A huge thank you to all our trustees, volunteers, ambassadors and supporters - you all make a huge difference and we are so grateful for your assistance.

Click here to read more about our other supporters.