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 - 2014

Merry Christmas from team GAGA - Office open hours

Merry Christmas from team GAGA - Office open hours

We want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 

It’s always hard to sum up and put into words the gratitude we have for you, our donors and supporters, without you we cannot do any of our work. So this year we have something special. Have you ever heard 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' in Zulu and English - well a group of pupils from First Step Right have sent a special video with them singing this timeless classic.

Click here to watch the video

Please note the office will be closed from the 19th December until the 5th January. If you need to contact us please email info@gaga-uk.org

Tutu passes with honours

Tutu passes with honours

Our first Sangobeg Scholar has graduated with honours. Tutu, who has been studying physiotherapy for the last three years at Durban University, passed with flying colours. Thanks to a generous donor and GAGA, we have been able to help Tutu through her education. She now has to complete a year in practice and will then fully qualify. The Sangobeg Scholarship helps students access further education which otherwise would not be possible for them to afford. Tutu and South Africa are now both better off and it shows the power of the programme. 

Literacy Box Trust – partnership

Literacy Box Trust – partnership

GAGA teamed up with the Literacy Box Trust to send three boxes to Zambia. Each box basically contains enough resources for one classroom. Literacy Box identifies the schools and works to help them build their resources.  Pictures are on their way; it will be the New Year when they arrive and we will keep you updated. 

The Remembering Tree - Donations now closed.

The Remembering Tree - Donations now closed.

The donations to the tree have now closed. So what happens next? All the celebrated names will go in the Stratford Herald on the 18th December and shortly after that a board with all the celebrated names will be erected next to the tree. The yarn bombing will be in place until mid January. This year’s campaign has been slightly different, but once again successful in helping raise funds for our work and creating a focal celebration in the centre of Stratford upon Avon.   

CD4 machine for Hillcrest AIDS Centre

CD4 machine for Hillcrest AIDS Centre

For the last few months GAGA has been looking at ways to raise £4000 for a new mobile CD4 machine for Hillcrest AIDS centre (click here to find out more about CD4 counts). Four weeks ago, Citadel Risk one of GAGA’s largest supporters, answered that question. Our thanks go to Citadel who have granted the funds to purchase the machine and it should be in use helping save lives at Hillcrest AIDS Centre in the New Year. 

Thank you to Miri from Miri At Le Spa

Thank you to Miri from Miri At Le Spa

Thank you to Miri from Miri At Le Spa (in Temple Grafton) for once again this year organising a raffle to benefit GAGA at her annual Christmas party for clients. Miri provided the raffle gifts –worth over 100 pounds and spread the word about The Remembering Tree and our charity in general, raising £73 for The Remembering Tree Campaign.

The Tree is up...

The Tree is up...

The Remembering Tree was decorated yesterday and it is already delighting residents and vistors alike in Stratford. You can still donate to the campaign up until December 15th by folowing this link

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