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 - March - 2017

Good News from Tanzania

Good News from Tanzania

Today we want to tell you about a wonderful school in Tanzania...

KYGN UK are supporting 'Kilimanjaro Young Girls in Need', a school in rural Tanzania.

250 children are given the chance of a good quality education at the school. KYGN also acts as a social service in the area, working with village Chairmen and local authorities to support at risk families. They also have a safe house, where 20-30 children can be offered a secure and safe home while a long term solution is found.

Most recently, they have begun to develop income generation projects through setting up an onion farm, a chicken farm and a fish farm. These will help to make the school more sustainable and we're excited to see what happens over the next few years.

We're proud to have been able to provide some funding to KYGN UK again last year, and hope it will help to make a difference for the children attending the school. We donated £1,800 to KYGN UK, and would not have been able to do so without your support.

KYGN UK are looking for corporate sponsors, and so if you're interested in sponsoring a class for just £1,200 a year you can find out more here, or get in touch.

 

Donate those shiny new £1 coins

Donate those shiny new £1 coins

To you, it’s just £1.

To some of the individuals we support it’s the difference between having lunch today, or accessing medical treatment.

Click here to donate that £1

Just £1 can pay for a meal for an elderly lady at a community centre in South Africa.

Grandmothers in South Africa are often heavily burdened by the care of their grandchildren and extended families because of deaths/illness and unemployment of their children. They often have no one to turn to and so a lunch club started, to give these ‘gogos’ a good meal and also the chance to relax and share their problems with each other.

Just £1 can pay for someone to be treated at 1000 Hills Community Helpers Clinic

1000 Hills Clinic serves a number of rural communities in South Africa, and provides hundreds each week with access to medical treatment. The clinic runs throughout the week, with a day specifically for the elderly, and another for children and babies; they also hold HIV/AIDS and TB support groups, and run general clinic days. Much emphasis is also placed on educating patients, especially regarding issues related to HIV/AIDS such as nutrition, hygiene, family planning etc

Just £1 can pay for a jar of baby food at a home for abandoned babies

Likhon iThemba is a home for 6 abandoned or orphaned babies in South Africa. They advocate for adoption, and work with social workers to ensure babies can be a part of a loving family as soon as possible. Sometimes that means they go to their own extended families, or they are adopted within South Africa or from overseas. High levels of unemployment and poverty, as well as disease, means that many children are abandoned or orphaned, and Likhon iThemba try to make sure this bad start in life doesn’t affect them in the future.

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What will yours do?

Simply click here to donate or call us on 01789 414088

 

Upcoming AGM

Upcoming AGM

We will be holding our AGM on Friday 24th March. This is a public meeting and all are welcome to attend. Please contact us if you would like to come along. Email Sarah on info@gaga-uk.org or call us on 01789 414 088

Thank you for your support

Baby time...

Baby time...

GAGA UK through your support, provides funding towards the clinic at 1000 Hills Community Helpers, along with many other funders. 
We are proud to be able to support 1000 Hills who run a clinic throughout the week with special days for babies and new mums, as well as for HIV/AIDS and TB support groups, for the elderly and general clinic days. They see hundreds of patients throughout a month, having a huge impact on the local community.

On site, there is also a baby room, and pre-school; a feeding programme and skills development opportunities. 
They do amazing work, and we would be unable to support their clinic without you! Thank you.

You can see more photos to put a smile on your face this Friday, by clicking here.

It's a good time for a fry up...

It's a good time for a fry up...

Join the Alcester Alauna Rotary Club this weekend for their March Big Breakfast, and help raise funds for GAGA UK at the same time.

Grab a full English breakfast for just £5 (or £7 if you're feeling extra hungry), at the Crawford Hall in Bidford between 9 and 12 this Saturday, 11th March.

Funds raised by the breakfast will be split between GAGA and other local causes.

Last year, Alcester Alauna Rotary donated £700 to GAGA UK, thanks to these fundraising breakfasts! This money went a long way in supporting our First Step Right building project. Huge thanks to the club and all who attended! (See below for more information on the FSR building work).

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

We can't thank you enough...

The classrooms at First Step Right are now in use and we wanted to share this short video, showing how you've helped to build a brighter future there.

Click here to watch the video

The classrooms will be dedicated to Richard Harrod, a former GAGA UK Trustee. Almost half of the money needed for this project was raised in his memory. What a legacy which will impact so many children. 
With special thanks also, to those who helped fund this project including the following:

  • Irene Gillies, one of our Scottish ambassadors and her fundraising efforts with Gilbert and Sullivan events
  • Those attending our Meerkat Race Night, 2016 and wine tasting evening 2015
  • Stratford upon Avon and Alcester Alauna Rotary Clubs
  • Marissa Alvarez and Ian Hodgson for Going Loopy
  • John and Eileen Proctor
  • Chameleon and Doreen Hodgson
  • Our wonderful Crowdfunder backers
  • and to all our ambasssadors, volunteers and regular donors of GAGA for your ongoing support.
  • Thanks also to Waldo and the team at Freys, and Martin and the building team.

 

This couldn't have happened without you!

Click here to watch the video.

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