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 - July - 2018

Pretty Graduates

Pretty Graduates

Pretty started her Bachelor of Arts in 2013, in South Africa. She graduated this year with her degree, specialising in welfare science. She is the first in her family to go to university and achieve a degree. We're so proud of her.

With thanks to GAGA's Sangobeg Scholarship programme, Pretty received funding to help with fees and her study costs.

She cares for her 2 children alone as her husband was tragically killed a few years ago. Pretty also has 5 other children staying with her. She is a force to be reckoned with in her local community. She works for a local NGO supporting vulnerable people in the surrounding rural areas. She is also a mother figure for many other young people who grew up in a nearby orphanage, known as aunty Pretty to many children and adults.

She hopes to go in to teaching and will be starting a one year PGCE in September, with thanks to Sangobeg Scholarship funding. Before then, she hopes to complete a facilitation course which will make her more employable The course takes place over 3 months. In a country where unemployment is so high, it’s crucial to do all you can to make yourself stand out from the rest.

We believe Pretty has what it takes. Could you help us cover the course fees? It’s £300 in total, and whatever contribution you can make will help to ensure that Pretty is one step closer to achieving her dream. If you can help, simply click here. Thank you for your support.

 

Supporting HACT

Supporting HACT

We believe support is about more than funding. We want to act as a partner, not just a funder. We give support in whatever ways we can.

We were so glad to be able to sponsor a bed at Hillcrest AIDS Unit's (HACT) Respite Centre this year, with thanks to your donations. We've also been able to help in other ways too.

GAGA's Sarah and Mandy supported HACT's fundraising team in applying for funds from the True Colours Trust. The application was successful and because of that, the Respite Unit's kitchen had a makeover!

The fittings in HACT’s Respite Unit kitchen were originally installed when the Unit was first built back in 2008 and were sorely in need of an upgrade to make them fit for purpose and able to meet new health, safety and hygiene standards. We are therefore very pleased to report that through a grant to HACT  from the True Colours Trust the team was able to replace most of the existing shelving and storage units with portable stainless steel units that can be easily moved for cleaning purposes. In addition, we have been able to implement new kitchen checklists and a policy for the management of food services within the Unit which is in line with best practice and palliative care standards.

The photo to the left shows the kitchen before the renovations, and here's after...


 

Citadel continue to support GAGA UK

Citadel continue to support GAGA UK

We have a number of businesses supporting our work here at GAGA UK. Citadel Risk have been crucial in helping us to support the great work in providing healthcare to rural communities in South Africa, in partnership with 1000 Hills Community Helpers.

GAGA Director Sarah, had the chance to meet with Tony recently and to thank him and all at Citadel Risk for their support, donations and dedication.

If your business would like to find out more about supporting GAGA UK, just drop us an email on info@gaga-uk.org  and we'll send through an information pack.

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