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

News Archive - October - 2016

GAGA UK Welcomes New Trustee

GAGA UK Welcomes New Trustee

At our previous Board meeting we were happy to receive confirmation that Mandy Barrie would be joining the GAGA UK team as a trustee. 

Mandy joined the GAGA Board following a long career working across Whitehall as a Govenment strategy adviser. Her work brought her in to contact with many international NGOs and third sector bodies in the UK. She led on a range of new initiatives including design and delivery of new funding streams to public sector bodies. She was latterly a Director of GamCare, the national charity to promote responsible gambling and support those for whom gambling has become a problem.

In recent years, she has worked free lance in order to spend time on charitable ventures. She has travelled in Tanzania and Kenya where her interest in helping inspiring projects, particularly those supporting education, was born.

She has a Masters Degree in Twentieth Century Historical Studies from The Polytechnic of Central London and has a keen history in London history and women's history. Mandy lives in South London and is married with two grown up children. She enjoys spending her leisure time reading, walking and enjoying music.

Hlengiwe Graduates!

Hlengiwe Graduates!

We are so happy and proud to announce that Hlengiwe has recently graduated! She was sponsored through her Bachelor of Education by GAGA supported David Morrison (via the Sangobeg Scholarship programme). Hlengiwe had a wonderful graduation day, (apart from a spot of rain) and is so pleased to now have the qualifications to back up her experience as a teacher. Hlengiwe teaches grade 1 at First Step Right School, and we hope that she will continue to be able to pass on what she has learnt to her pupils and other staff at the school. Hlengiwe said recently 'I was determined to do my best and complete my degree. Thank you very much and may God bless you all.'
Why we do what we do - Our Impact

Why we do what we do - Our Impact

Why do we do what we do?

Find out in our latest Impact Report which shows how we have supported children and communities in Africa over the past year. 

Send us a message with your email address, or contact us on info@gaga-uk.orf and we'll send you an electronic version.

If you're a regular donor to GAGA UK you should by now, have received the report in the post. Please let us know if not as we may have an incorrect address for you!

Name our Mascot Competition!!

Name our Mascot Competition!!

We have welcomed a new member to the GAGA UK team!!

But unfortunately he doesn't have a name, and that's where we need your help!

Enter our competition to name our new mascot and be in with a chance of winning a family pass to Compton Verney. Find out how to enter and full competition rules by clicking here.

GAGA Support HOLAH Hop Shop

GAGA Support HOLAH Hop Shop

HOLAH (House of Love and Hope), a baby home in Durban which GAGA have long supported, have recently got the keys for their new shop building! The GAGA Board of Trustees decided to make a contribution to help HOLAH get started with setting up their own business, to increase HOLAH's sustainability. The HOLAH Hop Shop will sell donated items (which can't be used at the Baby Home), to the general public. They will also sell items to ladies from rural areas, who will then sell these on to people in their communities - so both HOLAH and these ladies get extra income! It's win win! HOLAH have already been running the Hop Shop from their Baby Home and a local school, but now have the space to run it full time and hopefully raise lots of extra money for the Baby Home and projects they support! As this is a business venture (although all profits will be going back in to HOLAH), GAGA have given a loan to HOLAH. Once the Hop shop is up and running this will be paid back to GAGA, and the money can then be used for other projects in South Africa.
Why we do what we do - Supporting Community Champions

Why we do what we do - Supporting Community Champions

Dawn, founder and Director at 1000 Hills Community Helpers was recently awarded the eThekwini Living Legend Award. Learn more by watching this video (please copy and paste the following link): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGBlrFR2eUc It's because of people like Dawn, and all those working hard at 1000 Hills, that such an impact is being made on thousands of peoples' lives each year. Without people working hard at projects, and being community champions, GAGA would have no one to support! We continue to support the projects that we do because of people like Dawn at 1000 Hills, Gael at First Step Right and Russell at the White House (the list goes on!) and the project they work so hard for.

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