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 - 2015

Huge thanks to ‘The Keith Coombs Trust’

Huge thanks to ‘The Keith Coombs Trust’

We have just received a great boost for the vegetable garden project at First Step Right that will take place in mid-July. The project is the culmination of efforts from our wonderful ambassadors, Colin and Karen Morrison, up in Dingwall, Scotland They have organised and set up a group of ten students who in July will go and help to establish a vegetable garden at First Step Right, South Africa. The Keith Coombs Trust has generously donated £500 towards the establishment of the garden. 

Molding South Africa's future

Molding South Africa's future

First Step Right has a brilliant reputation in it local community and there are many good reasons - why it should! We wanted to share this wonderful video with you. It’s of the Grade 4 class presenting a day in their life at First Step Right, wonderful! Goes to prove why First Step Right has such a wonderful reputation. 

Zimele - Mtubatuba, year two

Zimele - Mtubatuba, year two

We are delighted to announce that the board recently granted the second year funding to Zimele for year two of the Mtubatuba project.  Year one was an incredible success and we are currently summarising the report we received. Charlie was in Mtubatuba in November and was blown away by the advances the project had made and the number of people the project was engaging. The board of trustees granted £9000 for year two of this brilliant project.

You can find out more about the project here

KYGN, Tanzania

KYGN, Tanzania

GAGA has been working with KYGN for some time now; Charlie originally met the representatives of KYGN UK at a ‘Together 4 Africa’ meeting after he learnt they were working in a similar area to where GAGA trustee, Marissa, had visited in Tanzania. We have supported KYGN not only with grants but also administration, both in the UK and Tanzania. GAGA UK granted £3000 for new building works earlier in February to enable the construction of a new dormitory building at the school. 

HOLAH - Baby House, South Africa

HOLAH - Baby House, South Africa

GAGA has always taken a robust approach to improving the capacity of the projects we work with. This is one of the most effective ways to create a strong organisation. Recently, the board were asked to assist HOLAH to participate in a year-long online course on NPO management. The course is administered by the University of Cape Town.  GAGA granted part of the funds with another two supporters of HOLAH making up the rest. The total cost of the course was under £700. 

 

St John’s Priory Banbury

St John’s Priory Banbury

Yes, they’ve been at it again – raising funds for Ithembalihle.

At Christmas once again the staff donated money in lieu of Christmas cards to each other raising £72.50 and more recently the pupils held a cake sale which raised an amazing £100.

This takes the total for this academic year so far to £498.50 and since their first involvement in September 2010 they have raised a staggering £4,313.50.

On behalf of everyone at GAGA and the children and staff at Ithembalihle a massive THANK YOU for all your support which is helping us “make a real difference”.

Making it count!

Making it count!

Before Christmas, GAGA purchased a mobile CD4 machine for Hillcrest AIDS Centre (HACT), with the help of a generous donor. The machine is crucial in the fight against HIV-AIDS and we are delighted to have been able to support HACT in their invaluable work.

Read the full report here. 

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