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 - April - 2018

GAGA AGM 2018

GAGA AGM 2018

We'll be holding our AGM at the GAGA office this Friday afternoon.

The meeting is open for anyone to attend and we're always happy to hear your thoughts and comments. Just get in touch if you'd like to find out more about it.

From a volunteer's Perspective

From a volunteer's Perspective

"One thing that struck me was how several of the projects, such as HOLAH, Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust and the 1000 Hills Community Helpers project were started up by one or two individuals with a vision and desire to improve the lives of those in their community, and how these projects have grown into something so great and are making such a difference."

You can read more from volunteers Alison and Doreen by clicking here. They both visited South Africa with GAGA's Sarah this March, spending time at First Step Right and other projects that we support. They had both fundraised for the projects prior to their visit and so were able to buy various things that were needed as well as spending time and working hard on various projects.

Sandile's Story

Sandile's Story

Sarah recently visited Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust and their Respite Unit. For the past three years, thanks to your support, GAGA UK have been able to sponsor a bed in their 24 bed unit. We continue to be amazed by their work and the impact they have. 

Here is Sandile's Story, from Hillcrest AIDS Centre. 

'16 year-old Sandile is just one of the hundreds of thousands of children in South Africa who have not only lost their parent/s to HIV/AIDS, but are n ow fighting for their own lives too. Admitted last month, Sandile is currently being cared for in our Respite Unit. 

Born HIV positive, Sandile lost his mum when he was just six-years old. Two years later, he was diagnosed with HIV and initiated onto treatment. Sandile currently lives in Shongweni. Here, the situation at home is dire. The mud dwelling that he calls home is indequate and both Sandile's grandparents as well as his aunty who are his primary caregivers, are heavy drinkers. In the face of these trying circumstances, it is perhaps not surprising that last year, Sandile defaulted on his treatments and quickly became ill to the point that he had to drop out of school.'

Find out how Hillcrest AIDS Centre are working to support Sandile, and how your donations could help to make a difference in his life, and those of others in similar situations by clicking here.

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