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

GAGA Public Speaking & Presentations

GAGA introduction

GAGA is a well established charity and has several years experience in working with South African organisations. Our mission is ‘to generate growth for African children devastated by HIV - Aids and poverty, through the goodwill of people in the UK'. Our primary focus has, and remains to be, Kwa Zulu Natal which continues to struggle with the legacy of having experienced the highest infection rate of HIV in the world until recently. GAGA has trustees and employees alike who have spent years in the field; this experience drives the efforts of GAGA. GAGA believes in community projects and recognises how one person helping to bring up 12 orphans is just as important as a large organisation feeding thousands of orphans and vulnerable children.

GAGA is an all encompassing flexible organisation. We target projects where we can see the demonstrable impact that our support will have. We work with organisations to create a sustainable model. We do not have a fixed plan but work with projects independently we seek areas which can be improved that we can help to do so. We encourage and support our projects to look ahead,  hand-ups rather than hand outs.

Speaker information

The presentation is given by our Director, Claire. She spent her childhood in Southern Africa and continues to have great empathy for the rural communities who often face the biggest challenges, even in countries where the economy and social care provision is improving.   Claire volunteered with GAGA for a couple of years before joining the team in the role of Director.  She has visited all of the South African projects and maintains close contact with our project leaders and their work whilst she is back in the UK, raising awareness and funds for these life changing projects.

Presentation format

Claire has a natural, open style and whilst we have an extensive library of photographs and can rattle off statistics, we find that the personal stories and recollections are the most engaging for most audiences.  We can tailor our talk to the audience, their interests and the age group.  We are open to discussion and enjoy a lively Q&A session, so don't be shy!

Recommendations

"I just wanted to get in touch and say how much I enjoyed your talk at the breakfast event on Saturday." RF; member of Holy Trinity Hatton Ladies Breakfast March 2019

"We loved the energy of your talk, and (because the projector didn't work) not having pictures somehow made it all the more vibrant, as it was from the heart" JA; Bretforton U3A, February 2019

I applaud your asking for feedback - a good principle in life.  I thought your presentation was excellent, especially given the time constraint.  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”.  Patrick Staines – President of Evesham Rotary Club 2010 – 2011.

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