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 - December - 2010

Funding for Ridge City Dramatic Group

Funding for Ridge City Dramatic Group

GAGA, along with a donor who specified she wished her support to be directed to this project, have just sent funds which will help a small dramatic group establish itself. The group will work with the disadvantaged youth around RidgeCity and use every day scenarios to help those who have been affected by violence, poverty, drug abuse etc. come to terms with their experiences.

Chistmas party for the children of Ithembalihle

Chistmas party for the children of Ithembalihle

As part of Sylvia May’s visit one of GAGA’s ambassadors to South Africa, she funded a Christmas party for all the children at Ithembalihle and some others from the community. This meant all the children had a present and wonderful meal followed by extra treats.

50 blankets for the children that GAGA supports

50 blankets for the children that GAGA supports

These two wonderful ladies Anita and Freda decided, after seeing an appeal, they would knit 50 blankets for children at projects that GAGA supports. It took the ladies 3 months and some 100 + Balls of wool. However both Freda and Anita, who are from Bidford on Avon, said it was a great sense of achievement when they completed the task. Even more so after seeing pictures of the blankets in use by babies and small children.

Cookies Chinese Restaurant collects £87.50

Cookies Chinese Restaurant collects £87.50

Another collection tin which sits on the side of the counter in Cookies Chinese restaurant in Dingwall, Scotland, collected a total of £87.50. Which goes to show that every penny counts. It’s little things like coin collections which generate a good source of funding and awareness, and although they are old hats in the charity world, they still perform a valuable service.

Thank you to Eileen and John Proctor

Thank you to Eileen and John Proctor

We have just received a cheque from Eileen and John Proctor. The Proctors collect their money over the year. Eileen is an art teacher and John does talks on behalf of GAGA: Another way they collect money is by selling old art magazines to their students. The money they raise is always allocated towards education and this year with have been gifted £611 from the pair.

St Johns Priory donations to Ithembalihle

St Johns Priory donations to Ithembalihle

St Johns Priory who offered a years support to Ithembalihle in the summer raised £120 through a small collection and staff members choosing not to send a Christmas card to each other but rather donating £5 each to Ithembalihle.

Sylvia May visits Sithembakuye

Sylvia May visits Sithembakuye

Sylvia May, one of GAGA’s very special Ambassadors, visited Sithembakuye this month. Sylvia who went to SA for a well-deserved holiday, took time to meet all our projects. Here she is at Sithembakuye with some of the Children. Sylvia said she had a wonderful time seeing the GAGA projects first hand, and it was a highlight of her holiday.

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