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  • Celebrating spring | GAPA
    Arbor week We participated in caring for and learning about our natural environment by planting an indiginous tree for arbor day We spent some time with each age group learning about trees Grd 4 Grd 8 Girls group the uses of trees in everyday life Grd R Grd 2 making leaves by practicing tracing and cutting skills Grd 3 Grd 4 the uses of trees Grd 4 Grd8 Boys group the uses of trees Our thanks to Deborah Kleynhans for her kind donation of the tree Mr Moceia and Mrs Ngewu explained to the children how a tree grows and what is needed in planting and caring for a tree This entry was posted in Uncategorized Bookmark the permalink Learning and Growing Dancing beads some history Comments are closed Recent Posts GAPA Annual Report 2014 Facebook News Highlights In Herit Age Event 1 Oct 14 International Older Person s Day Monthly Mobile Clinics at GAPA Primary Health Care in action Snippets from 2014 PRRR Men s Health Event International Older Person s Day Event The Nevergiveups Book launch in USA PRRR Men s Health Event On 22nd November GAPA hosted a Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Men s Health Event According

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  • Learning and Growing | GAPA
    one spells out the work with your arms The UCT students Incorporated their workshop on nutritional needs for people with HIV AIDS under the care and support component 28 August Business skills Mrs Hoza covered the 7 P s with the participants This included discussions about Profit Price Production Place People etc Bereavement Mrs Mdaka held discussions about Death and Dying including topics such as coping skills and preparing for the death of a loved one The workshop closed with presentation of some of the places people can go to for care and support 29 August The INDABA This is a large gathering of all grandmothers and guests It is held every month on the last Friday and creates an opportunity for meeting and listening to a guest speaker Every month a Grandmother volunteers to find a guest speaker for the event This month Mrs Nduku invited the Khayelitsha Talent Exchange This forms part of the Community Exchange System The speakers started with a skit explaining the principles behind the organisation and later divided the grandmothers into four groups to discuss the system Grandmothers asked many questions ranging from what do I do with the extra materials from building my house to how does the talent exchange help me to build another room onto my small shack The grandmothers left wondering how they would like to use this system and no formal decision was made GAPA has not formed a partnership with this organisation but rather leave it to the Grannies to make their own informed decisions The Indaba ended with a delicious lunch served by the Grandmothers working in the kitchen What happening in the Afterschool care This week we put our workshops on hold and did some in action learning Althea spent one lesson a day with different teachers The teachers choose which type of lesson class they wanted to have her sit in on Following this we would have a reflection workshop The afterschool cares for children from Grade R to Grade 8 5yrs old to 16 yrs with about 93 children attending daily Vulnerable children are referred here by teachers at GAPA s neighbouring school On Monday Mrs Ngewu held a free play class for the Grade R Grade 2 children During this session we provided the children with toys and dress up materials and observed the different types of play the children engaged in As afterschool caregivers we have identified play as the main occupation through which children learn and develop We have incorporated these opportunities to play within our programme Dramatic play inacting social roles and fairy tales Takata s Play Epoch 1974 Parham 2008 Pretending to be a construction worker with a jack hammer Pretending to be the superman Peeling potatoes Practising our gross motor balancing skills and pretending to be princesses I can balance and dance Singing dancing and making music Tuesday Mrs Mangxilana held an exercise group The boys aged 8 12 all love soccer The session started with some warm

    Original URL path: http://www.gapa.org.za/2008/09/04/learning-and-growing/ (2015-12-05)
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  • Jika-jika GAPA ! | GAPA
    grandmothers Mrs Dlulane Mrs Sohena and Mrs Lusizi gave a very good presentation to the church which has resulted in a committment from the church to give GAPA second hand clothing for the store and material off cuts for the sewing projects We are really grateful to St Pauls for their interest in our projects and enjoy the opportunities to visit with them Department of Social Development Sports Day for Grandmothers and Grandfathers On the 20th August two of GAPA s grandmothers Mrs Hoza and Mrs Mangxilana both aftercare teachers energetically volunteered to take part in a sports day at the Bellville sports ground Participants from Khayelitsha Mitchell s Plain and Gugulethu to mention a few competed in various events Mrs Hoza took part in the running and Mrs Mangxilana took part in the rugby throw Both describe this day as really enjoyable and were even more proud to say that the Khayelitsha teams performed the best This is an annual event and both grandmothers would like to compete next year This just goes to show how much energy this grandmothers have SAFm interview On the 20 August Vivienne Executive Director was invited to speak on a radio show hosted by Nancy Richards Interest in GAPA was created due to documentary research by the Isandla Institute which will be discussed further on Vivienne spoke about the empowering structure of GAPA and how it assists in combating stigma of HIV AIDS GAPA uses opportunities such as this to create more awareness about HIV AIDS in our country South Africa has such a high prevalence of the disease that we feel that by giving voice to our experiences we can further assist in moving it onto the national priority list UCT medical students present their findings Four 4th year medical students from the University of Cape Town Colin Noel Carly Leveton Marsha Salo and Rizqa Sulaiman conducted research on Grandmothers in Khayelitsha s knowledge of nutrition They interviewed various grandmothers from GAPA using a survey Their findings indicated that many of the grandmothers had not been given the necessary information at the clinics regarding nutrition and chronic diseases such as diabetes The students will make the research findings available to GAPA Their presentation on 20th August involved negotiating a health promotion project with the grandmothers at GAPA It was eventually decided that the most effective project would be 3 workshops on nutrition to be given during GAPA s monthly workshop week Their three workshops included Learning about food groups and making posters on the types of food from each group directly related to the everyday food the grandmothers eat Learning about the food pyrimid and correct ratios for a daily balance Information on Vitamins and special dietry needs of people with HIV AIDS The students have left us some fantasitic posters to remind us of all that we learnt We really enjoyed the time spent with them and found all the information valuable In the words of the grandmothers now we are

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  • Welcome to the GAPA Blog | GAPA
    we learn some new techno tricks and figure all of this out We hope to bring you ongoing news of what is happening at GAPA in Khayelitsha But much more importantly this is also a space for YOU to talk with us So go right ahead and Post a Comment Althea Occupational Therapist at GAPA This entry was posted in Uncategorized Bookmark the permalink Jika jika GAPA Comments are closed Recent Posts GAPA Annual Report 2014 Facebook News Highlights In Herit Age Event 1 Oct 14 International Older Person s Day Monthly Mobile Clinics at GAPA Primary Health Care in action Snippets from 2014 PRRR Men s Health Event International Older Person s Day Event The Nevergiveups Book launch in USA PRRR Men s Health Event On 22nd November GAPA hosted a Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Men s Health Event According to the Health Calendar November is the month of Men s Health Prostate and Testicular Cancer Awareness and as GAPA we also raised our voice to further mobilise the community The day was well attended and it was a great success Together we are stronger GAPA grannies truly live this motto The ways in which they support one another

    Original URL path: http://www.gapa.org.za/2008/08/15/welcome-to-the-gapa-blog/ (2015-12-05)
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  • gapa | GAPA | Page 6
    up to date with all the events that happen at GAPA Khayelitsha Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Welcome to the GAPA Blog Posted on August 15 2008 by gapa This is the very first post on the new GAPA blog Please bear with us while we learn some new techno tricks and figure all of this out We hope to bring you ongoing news of what is happening at GAPA Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Newer posts Recent Posts GAPA Annual Report 2014 Facebook News Highlights In Herit Age Event 1 Oct 14 International Older Person s Day Monthly Mobile Clinics at GAPA Primary Health Care in action Snippets from 2014 PRRR Men s Health Event International Older Person s Day Event The Nevergiveups Book launch in USA PRRR Men s Health Event On 22nd November GAPA hosted a Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Men s Health Event According to the Health Calendar November is the month of Men s Health Prostate and Testicular Cancer Awareness and as GAPA we also raised our voice to further mobilise the community The day was well attended and it was a great success Together we are stronger GAPA grannies truly

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  • Uncategorized | GAPA | Page 8
    gapa Jika in isiXhosa means to turn around and captures the hustle and bustle of everyone involved at GAPA This blog will serve as a forum to keep you up to date with all the events that happen at GAPA Khayelitsha Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Welcome to the GAPA Blog Posted on August 15 2008 by gapa This is the very first post on the new GAPA blog Please bear with us while we learn some new techno tricks and figure all of this out We hope to bring you ongoing news of what is happening at GAPA Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Newer posts Recent Posts GAPA Annual Report 2014 Facebook News Highlights In Herit Age Event 1 Oct 14 International Older Person s Day Monthly Mobile Clinics at GAPA Primary Health Care in action Snippets from 2014 PRRR Men s Health Event International Older Person s Day Event The Nevergiveups Book launch in USA PRRR Men s Health Event On 22nd November GAPA hosted a Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Men s Health Event According to the Health Calendar November is the month of Men s Health Prostate and Testicular Cancer Awareness and as

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