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  • Dance and singing in the Aftercare | GAPA
    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

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  • Media invite: Media Invite: GAPA hosts International Day of Action for Women’s Health | GAPA
    za WHEN 09h00 13h00 WHERE J415 Qabaka Cresent J Section Khayelitsha Directions to GAPA Take the N2 out of Cape Town towards Somerset West After Mew Rd look for the next exit This is exit No 29 Spine Road Take this exit off the highway Turn right over the highway towards Khayelitsha Proceed round the small circle to the first intersection This is Lansdown Rd Turn right and then 400 m along turn left at Lawulo Rd The back of the GAPA centre will now be visible Turn first left and then left again into Qabaka Cres to access the main gate of the GAPA centre PROGRAMME Program Director Ms R Hoza Opening and welcome Mrs Dlulani Morning Devotion Mrs Shishuba Cervical Screening on site Department of Health Education on use of medication Department of Health Nia Dance GAPA Grandmothers and Gillian Warren Brown Oral Hygiene Dr K Nojilana Michael Mapongwana Day hospital Keynote Address Professor Bette Dickerson American University GAPA song GAPA Grandmothers Motivational Speaker Professor Jennifer Fish Old Dominion University Announcements Lunch Closure WHY GAPA is a voluntary organization that implements programmes to support grandmothers affected by HIV AIDS in urban and rural communities to continue with their lives and to cope better as providers of care and support for their infected children Programmes include support groups and cooperatives educational workshops Aftercare facilties Pre school bursary schemes Note to Journalists The action will begin at 09h00 a m sharp Media should arrive early to set up for photos Media Contact Vivienne Budaza nolulu telkomsa net tel 021 364 3138 This entry was posted in Uncategorized Bookmark the permalink GAPA in the news Cape Times Dance and singing in the Aftercare Comments are closed Recent Posts GAPA Annual Report 2014 Facebook News Highlights In Herit Age Event 1 Oct

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  • GAPA in the news – Cape Times | GAPA
    Jo anne Smetherham Journalist and Eric Miller Photographer wrote a wonderful article about the Grandmothers at GAPA in a March edition of Cape Times Please look up the link to read more http www highbeam com doc 1G1 196814734 html This entry was posted in Uncategorized Bookmark the permalink Monwabisi Beach Outing with Aftercare Media invite Media Invite GAPA hosts International Day of Action for Women s Health 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

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  • Monwabisi Beach Outing with Aftercare | GAPA
    The Monwabisi City of Cape Town gave us a discount to make use of their braai pool facility for this we are very grateful The Monwabisi staff put clean water into the pool for us as soon as it was filled the fun and games began Catching some sun Mrs Hoza for Miss South Africa Mrs Ngewu gets her feet wet The Monwabisi beach lifeguard on standby Basking in the sun Mrs Nkonka and Mrs Skefile nominated for princesses Florence and Mrs Gusha collect bananas for the picnic Taking the older children for a trip down to the beach Picnic time The kitchen staff prepared a wonderful meal of chicken salad juice and fruit Ready to go home Calm after the party All the grandmothers who assisted on the day Total 67 children and 23 Grandmothers It was in summary A Perfect day This entry was posted in Uncategorized Bookmark the permalink Blessings continue GAPA in the news Cape Times 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

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  • Amatsha Ntliziyo -“the never-give-ups’ | GAPA
    but also celebrates their enormous power and strength in their communities as both carers and activists GAPA has taught thousands of grannies skills from parenting to first aid vegetable gardening and income generation through handcrafts In helping to keep each other going these grandmothers are helping to keep many orphans fed and educated My sisters at GAPA counsel me they comfort me Without them I would be dead by now says Mrs Mdaka a GAPA co founder The grannies at GAPA say the organization has changed their lives Visitors see that this is true When the grannies get together to sing and dance they raise the roof They even get together at bus stops to hand out condoms to educate the passers by about safe sex singing and dancing as they do so Our Long Term Goals Our ultimate goal is to raise global awareness and a sense of social responsibility while generating ongoing support for GAPA We intend to continue supporting the organization in its current activities and as well as with similar initiatives in other areas of South Africa and in other African countries GAPA has already begun this work helping grandmothers to set up similar projects in other provinces of South Africa as well as in Tanzania Authored by Eric Miller http thenevergiveups wordpress com This entry was posted in Amatsha Ntliziyo and tagged awareness raising Photo exhibition Bookmark the permalink New Website May 2010 thenevergiveups photo launch Khayelitsha 3 Responses to Amatsha Ntliziyo the never give ups Conyers says July 25 2011 at 4 29 am Heckuva good job I sure apprectiae it lucinda says July 26 2011 at 8 55 am Where is the exhibition Would like to review it altheab says July 26 2011 at 9 37 am Thank you for your interest Lucinda

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  • gapa | GAPA | Page 2
    International Day of Action for Women s Health Day for Grandmother s Health Promotion Khayelitsha May 29 2009 On May 29 a large number grandmothers will gather at GAPA centre Khayelitsha to discuss and learn about various Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off GAPA in the news Cape Times Posted on May 13 2009 by gapa Jo anne Smetherham Journalist and Eric Miller Photographer wrote a wonderful article about the Grandmothers at GAPA in a March edition of Cape Times Please look up the link to read more http www highbeam com doc 1G1 196814734 html Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Monwabisi Beach Outing with Aftercare Posted on May 12 2009 by gapa Monwabisi beach is just on the border to Khayelitsha within False Bay Many of the children and grandmothers hardly have the time or the means to make use of this resource although it is only 10km from the GAPA centre Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Blessings continue Posted on May 12 2009 by gapa In December 2008 Pick n Pay opened a new store in Khayelitsha GAPA grandmothers were invited to their launch party Later that evening we were asked to attend their official opening On arrival we were astounded to discover that they had Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off More blessings Posted on May 12 2009 by gapa Staff at Union Swiss donated Gogo bags to the grandmothers for the festive season The grandmothers were so appreciative exclaiming what have we done to deserve this Thank you to Lorien for organising this and thinking about GAPA Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Older posts 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

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  • Uncategorized | GAPA | Page 4
    Dance and singing in the Aftercare Posted on May 25 2009 by gapa Mrs Sishuba teaches children dance and singing at part of our aftercare programme Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Media invite Media Invite GAPA hosts International Day of Action for Women s Health Posted on May 19 2009 by gapa MEDIA ADVISORY International Day of Action for Women s Health Day for Grandmother s Health Promotion Khayelitsha May 29 2009 On May 29 a large number grandmothers will gather at GAPA centre Khayelitsha to discuss and learn about various Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off GAPA in the news Cape Times Posted on May 13 2009 by gapa Jo anne Smetherham Journalist and Eric Miller Photographer wrote a wonderful article about the Grandmothers at GAPA in a March edition of Cape Times Please look up the link to read more http www highbeam com doc 1G1 196814734 html Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Monwabisi Beach Outing with Aftercare Posted on May 12 2009 by gapa Monwabisi beach is just on the border to Khayelitsha within False Bay Many of the children and grandmothers hardly have the time or the means to make use of this resource although it is only 10km from the GAPA centre Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Blessings continue Posted on May 12 2009 by gapa In December 2008 Pick n Pay opened a new store in Khayelitsha GAPA grandmothers were invited to their launch party Later that evening we were asked to attend their official opening On arrival we were astounded to discover that they had Continue reading Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Older posts 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

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  • News | GAPA | Grandmothers Against Poverty & AIDS | Page 6
    permeates through township life is the direct result of the breakdown of the community structure What is incredible about these grandmothers is the traditions that they are trying to uphold to bring the broken youth back to life These women are so strong such powerhouses If you could only hear their stories you would be utterly amazed These Gogo s have been to hell and back but they pray to God throughout the day with smiles on their faces thanking him for the strength he has given them to survive and attempt to uphold a broken society And I mean it when I say these women are genuinely some of the happiest and most positive women I have ever met they actually remind me of my grandmother I heard a story of how a young man came to the grandmothers begging them for help and confessing to them all the crime he had committed and horrible things he had done but that he was desperate and hungry and the grannies were all crying and took him into their arms even though they personally suffer as a direct result of the tsosti s thieves that live in this society Even though I am in a statistically dangerous place I am so protected by these women who know the streets and are so respected no one will mess with them They sing the most beautiful prayers every morning and cook us the most delicious local African lunch They warn me that I will get very fat from their food as it is mostly comprised of white carbohydrates but I am so grateful for the good food which is such an important part of their culture This organization is so incredible These women are so organized driven powerful and for one simple reason the programs are entirely community driven GAPA is driven by the grandmothers for the grandmothers who are trying to create a truly sustainable livelihood for themselves I am in love with the grannies and I refuse to see this organization lose funding The grandmothers started an after school care program for the vulnerable children in the community who have been orphaned by AIDS and have no one to look after them after school where they have been the victims of many horrific forms of abuse The grannies teach them traditional stories and music strengthening the Xhosa culture which advocates for peace love family strength standing together as a family and community and caring for one another regardless I learned a beautiful African phrase Inimba it is XHOSA word which represents the love a parent must have for a child regardless of how sick they are how troubled disabled etc This tradition has clearly upheld in a society where people dedicate their lives to caring for their children who have been sick with aids These grannies have no husbands to support them Many of them lost their husbands back in the homeland in the eastern cape Transkei when their husbands migrated to the cities in search for work they never came back They have been responsible to care for their children with no help or money Many of these women lost their children to AIDS and now care for their grandchildren that are dying of AIDS They are entirely on their own and this organization was started so that these grannies could look after one another These women have shown me that strength can be sought out in any situation and I feel their strength emanating through me it s an incredible feeling Their positive attitudes makes working with them so inspiring I also have never had the experience of working with all women it s really amazing The environment is so feminine so strong Yet not in the modern feminist way These women all cover their hair and where long skirts but they are some of the strongest women I ve ever met both mentally and physically They could bring anything to life because they are filled with so much of it I feel the presence of God amongst these women I am filled with so much love Aliza Waxman Posted in Uncategorized Comments Off Everyday needs Posted on February 25 2009 by gapa Our aftercare is brimming full with new children We ve had 30 new admissions this year bringing our total to 129 This is stretching our resources such as space and teachers to the limit Most of the new children are from Grade R to Grade 3 which means that Mrs Mavilo and Mrs Ngewu have classes of 30 children each Last year they were comfortably teaching 20 children but this year their skills are being stretched Our major concerns are that we have a small space for 129 children and that its not easy to care for so many children leading to increased chance of fighting and injuries amongst the children These are vulnerable children who need the individual care from the grandmothers however this vision seems to be slipping from reach with the overwhelming need And yet more parents are requesting admission for their children We decided that we would have a cut off number but what do you do when mothers break down crying in disappointment and worry about where to send their children The seriousness of the need was depicted just yesterday I assisted Mrs Mavilo is setting up a painting class for her children Their little faces lit up when they saw the paint and it was quite a challenge to expect them to sit down while we organised things As the children engaged in this activity I noticed one little girl sitting on the edge not participating She was not making eye contact with anyone I immediately recognised this girl to be a new admission who sat crying three weeks ago because she was embarrassed about her shaven hair Her mother had shaved her hair in an attempt to cure the fungal infection that was spreading on her scalp When I

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