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 - February - 2011

£660 Raised by St. Andrews Gilbert & Sullivan Society

£660 Raised by St. Andrews Gilbert & Sullivan Society

The Brechin Ambassadors have been at it again and, so soon after such a successful Burns Night Supper, have raised a further £660 for GAGA with a fundraising event in association with the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of St. Andrews University.  35 performers entertained the audience with a selection of songs from Gilbert & Sullivan Musicals.  The money Irene and Cheryl raised will be going towards the new pre-school that GAGA has just undertaken to support.

New Projects Agreed

New Projects Agreed

Following GAGA’s board meeting on 23rd February 2011, the trustees agreed to support two further proposals in Africa.  The first project ‘First Step Right Low Primary School’ is a rural pre-school, and has 85 children attending daily.  Their premises are in need of some repair and it is hoped that in the future, once the school is up to standards, they will source state funding. 

The school runs an excellent curriculum, and when the children are leaving to go to first school their abilities are well above the standard of their counterparts.   More information about the pre-school can be found in our ‘projects section’.

The second is in association with another UK-based organization, Bwengu Projects, whose work is centred in Malawi.  The trustees agreed to send funding to a group of ladies who established a sewing business that is working as a successful social enterprise within the community in which they are based. More information about this venture can be found in the section under ‘short-term projects’.

GAGA Awards University Places

GAGA Awards University Places

It is with great pleasure that GAGA can announce that, with the help of a UK partner and our network in South Africa, we have secured University placements for two young women.  One is training to be a physiotherapist at one of the best Universities in South Africa, and out of 45,000 applicants secured one of the 450 places available.  The other is a very bright young lady, who has ambitions of becoming a journalist and is currently studying at a business college before taking a place to study journalism further.         

The two young ladies in question were selected because of their determination and diligence to their studies, and against difficult circumstances, achieved outstandingly.   With our support, and that of our partners, these two young ladies would not have had the opportunity to attend University, and South Africa would not have benefited from their talents.  More to follow; we will continue to update you on their progress.

Auction House Supports GAGA

Auction House Supports GAGA

Littleton Auctions, in association with GAGA, have agreed to hold a 50-50 Auction.  This is Littleton Auction’s first sale and they have pledged to waive their usual 15% commission and ask the vendors to donate 50% of the profits made on their lots to the Charity.  The Auction will be held on 19th March.  Both GAGA and the Auctioneers are very excited.  For more information please visit our events page www.littletonauctions.com

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