Telling the GAGA story
Because our organisation rests on the goodwill of people here in the UK and elsewhere a very important part of the help we need from our supporters is to raise awareness of GAGA and the work that we do.
We are interested in identifying and taking as many opportunities as possible to:
- Connect with like-minded people who share our concerns and our desire to make a difference,
- Explain the work that we are doing and the projects we are involved in,
- Have input into shaping a better future in Africa.
You can help us to achieve these goals in two ways: You can invite us to talk to groups, community organisations and policy makers, and you can use social media to spread the word.
Invite us to talk
Invite us to talk
We are often invited to visit and address groups who are keen to find out about us and these have included churches, Rotary Clubs, WIs, schools and scout groups as well as political and community organisations.
Our Director, Charlie Homer is an accomplished speaker and hugely successful in sharing his experiences and the ethos of GAGA with various audiences.
Charlie worked in South Africa for two years, as an outreach manger. He dealt with almost 2000 orphans, organising medical and food relief, as well as intervening in the extraction of children from neglective parents, deceased parents and relatives and situations where children could not be cared for, and removing them to a place of safety. During this time he was arrested, shot at and robbed. All in a days work!
In a highly engaging and enjoyable talk, illustrated with photographs throughout, Charlie highlights how HIV-AIDS and poverty are prolonging the issues faced by Africa and explains how a small input can have massive effect.
The talk includes:
- Charlie’s background and experiences
- The effects of HIV-AIDS and poverty on Sub-Saharan Africa
- The current work of GAGA – news from the projects
- GAGA’s ethos - ‘hands up’ not ‘hand outs’
- Successes and issues
- Slides and photos
“I thought your presentation was excellent - You got across your commitment to the work of GAGA without sounding too earnest and the touches of humour were nicely judged. Your personal style is natural, modest and engaging.”
Evesham Rotary Club
2010 – 2011
Just a short line to say a big thank you for your presentation on your work for GAGA last night. It was a very interesting and inspiring talk.
Leek Wottoon WI
2012 - 2013
2.2 Use social media
Tell the world
You can follow us on Facebook to keep in touch with all our latest activities and projects. Watch videos and see photographs of the people and places our work is helping.
By posting and sharing our posts on your own pages we can use the power of today’s social media to tell the world about what we do and encourage people to help and support us in our work.