Events at GAAP

 

December 2021

GAAP SANTA CLAUS SURPRISE! 2021

Thursday 23 December

After our celebratory Christmas party last Saturday it was Santa’s turn to pay our children a surprise visit!

Racheal and Team planned and executed the day to the point where everyone was taken by surprise as Santa arrived with his classic Ho! Ho! Ho! echoing out loud as he entered the chosen location.

With a selection of presents which included Teddy Bears; Cinderella Dresses; Multi Coloured Socks; A variety of shoes in multiple colours and more, Santa Claus delivered different smiles onto the faces of all the children today.

Remember Captain Jeff? He was the MC at the Christmas party last week! He did not fail to deliver as he engaged everyone in multiple games prior to and after Santa’s magical moments.

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The entire team at GAAP Orphanage would like to truly show our gratitude to Racheal for her tenacity this year and the support from her entire team of angels.

Have a Merry Christmas!!

December 2021

GAAP CHRISTMAS PARTY 2021

 Saturday 18 December

Another year ends with a GAAP celebratory Christmas Party for the children! Arranged and organised by our project coordinator Rachael, the day was classed as a success as children were delightfully elated with the day.

The MC for the day was Captain Jeff who really entertained the audience with his all round communication skills with Gidicakes creating the cake for the day.

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We’d like to thank our team for their relentless efforts but of course we would like to extend our gratitude to all our supporters and sponsors.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

December 2021

MOVIE DAY OUT WITH GAAP ORPHANAGE FOUNDATION

 Saturday 4 December 10:40am!

Following on from our previous event (GAAP GIRL CHILD DAY), we received  a number of pledges from some of our supporters/volunteers.

Today saw the inception of one of those pledges involving catering to 31 girls at SILVERBIRD CINEMAS IKEJA.

Our ever enthusiastic project coordinator in Lagos along with her support team met with all 31 girls at Silverbird Cinema Ikeja where they watched one of the latest Disney Films entitled ‘ENCANTO’

If you have not seen it then please take a peek here at the Disney YouTube trailer here

To see sample of the energy and enthusiasm the event brought to everyone, take a look at the photos below.

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October 2021

GAAP GIRL CHILD DAY 2021: Saturday 9 October 10am – 1pm

Next week (11th October 2021) is International Day of the Girl Child. In support of this event we (GAAP Orphanage Foundation) are organising an education and support programme to encourage our girls. Please support us as we celebrate our children

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July 2021

Team GAAP Revisits the Destitute Home Oko-Baba, Ebutte-Metta to: Dig a Bore Hole & Improve Sanitisation!

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December /January 2021

Team GAAP Refugee Camp Relief Provision at Destitute Camp Oko-Baba, Ebutte-Metta!

At the turn of the year and into 2021, team GAAP paid a visit to one of the key refugee camps and safely supplied food, drinks and nutrients to the refugees.

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Team GAAP proactively prepared pre-packed collections containing a variety of food including meat, fish, fruits and drink products to continue with our ongoing 5 FRUITS A DAY CAMPAIGN see details by clicking here

GAAP will like to this opportunity to continue to thank you for all your unconditional support over the years.

Until the next time stay safe!

December 2020

GAAP Christmas Party December 2020!

Our 2020 Christmas party catered for over 58 children across 3 orphanage homes supported by GAAP. 

The 3 GAAP homes are:-

  1. Divine Heritage Children Centre in Ikorodu
  2. Tower of Refuge Home in Surulere
  3. Bola Mofo Home in Iju Ishaga

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Team GAAP was spearheaded by Rachael and a number of key volunteers/supporters who were very pro-active by preparing all the children’s gifts via separation into various packs containing Shoes, Books and Toys.

The team set off at the crack of dawn and headed for Bola-Mofo Zion Shelter where the first party took place with 35 children. Party packs were given to each child along with a well known traditional dish.

The team then headed to the other 2 GAAP homes where the rest of the children were thoroughly entertained.

We look forward to next year!

 

November 2020

GAAP & Akeem Laptop Presentation

GAAP met up with one of our very first children called Akeem who we came in contact with on one of our first journeys into an Orphanage home in Nigeria. Through tenacity and dedication Akeem remained in contact with GAAP and due to Akeem’s musical talent GAAP have added to his studio equipment by providing him with a laptop.

October 2020

World Child Day

GAAP 2020 CLOTHING & FEEDING CHILDREN

 

 

August 2020

Tour de GAAP – GAAP Feeding Project –

GAAP 2020 FOOD RELIEF CAMPAIGN FEEDING 500 Children

GAAP Orphanage Foundation is carrying out a Food Relief campaign this summer on Saturday 8th of August 2020 to feed 500 children!

GAAP will be donating free food items including Rice, Beans, Indomine and Yam to 2 distinctive registered care homes as follows:-

1. Divine Heritage Childrens Centre DHCC Ikorodu Lagos.

Divine Heritage Childrens Home caters for around 35 children by  providing food, accommodation and healthcare with an added focus on their educational needs. As support for the infrastructure is a regular need, GAAP Orphanage Foundation have taken on the project this Summer to provide food and clothing items to the home. See photos of our preparation for the event further below.

2. Refugee Camp For Supporting Disabilities Ebute Metta

GAAP has identified a crucial gap involving the need of Refugee Camps for all sorts of support mechanisms including Clothes, Food and Educational needs. This Summer GAAP Orphanage F0undation has embarked on a campaign to provide these essentials to the refugee camp in Lagos.

 

Below are photographic details of the GAAP Team preparing for our ‘Feeding Campaign’ on 8th August by actively sorting out the contents of our latest shipment from the United Kingdom, into bags for the relevant homes.

The GAAP Team includes our support personnel & volunteers.

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Remember, it is with the ‘ unconditional kind’ support YOU provide that GAAP Orphanage Foundation is able to carry out it’s AIMS and OBJECTIVE which is simply –

To relieve child poverty in Africa, especially in Nigeria with the long term objective of establishing a children’s orphanage to offer direct help through fundraising activities, donations, events and ideas in order to provide basic necessities such as housing, medical support, educational facilities and clothing. In doing this we hope to help rebuild lives and give more confidence to families in need with particular emphasis on abandoned and orphaned children within these remote communities.

Please help with a donation by using our donation link below

 

 

 

August 2020

GAAP ORPHANAGE FOUNDATION IS CYCLING FOR ORPHANS!

A COVID-19 £2,000 £5,000 Fundraiser is our next target and we need your help in continuing our charity work aimed at delivering empowerment to orphans.


Find out more about GAAP Orphanage Foundation by clicking here


The GAAP Trustees Team  participating in the COVID-19 Cycling Fundraising event.

From left to right – Douglas, Paul, Abbey and Terry.


 – Click here to see the running totals of our cycling Trustees in km!

 

– Click here to see photos of our cycling journey from day 1!


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AIM

Collectively, the Trustees and Volunteers of GAAP Orphanage Foundation will be cycling over an unspecified time to fundraise for our charity to support our orphanages during this period of COVID-19.

With, primarily the interest of orphans at the forefront, GAAP Orphanage Foundation plan to deploy all raised funds in targetted areas including:-

  1. Helping provide continued and sustained access to clean water
  2. Helping with the provision of hand sanitisers
  3. Helping with the provision of Personal Protective Equipment for the GAAP Orphanage Foundation support team
  4. Increasing awareness via continued Training & Development on the subject of how to stay safe during the pandemic

 

FUNDRAISING CHANNELS

The GAAP Orphanage Foundation COVID-19 £2,000 £5,000 Fundraiser pages are accessible from the following sites through which donations can be made.


1. GAAP website at:- https://www.gaaporphange.org.uk –

Donations can be made via PayPal or using a Debit Card by clicking here. You can also use the donate button below.

2. GAAP Facebook Page at:-  https://www.facebook.com/GAAP-Orphanage-Foundation-UK-1997237910566267

3. GAAP Justgiving page at:- https://www.justgiving.com/gaaporphanage/donate

4. All personal and company cheques can be made payable to GAAP Orphanage Foundation and sent to:-

GAAP Orphanage Foundation
492 Gale Street, Dagenham,
Essex
RM94NU

5. All BACS transfers can be made to:-

GAAP Orphanage Foundation
Bank – Barclays Bank
Sort Code:-  20-72-89
Account Number :-  13668762

 

GENERATING, RECORDING & UPDATING ALL SPONSORS WITH DETAILS OF OUR PROGRESS

STRAVA:-
GAAP Orphanage Foundation will record all cycling activity on its Strava profile and then share out regular progress details on our Facebook page. The information will contain aspects including the cycling distance covered along with routes used during the fundraiser. Strava is a real time platform that allows users to record numerous types of ‘keep fit’ activities for either record purposes, motivational reasons, health and fitness goals etc allowing GAAP to have real time information for our fundraiser.

OUR FACEBOOK PAGE :-
In addition to our Strava update regular posts will feature on our Facebook page along with all relevant photos taken during the period of our fundraiser.

The Trustees and Volunteers of GAAP Orphanage Foundation look forward to a successful fundraising event but with your help we are confident that we will achieve our desired results and hence ‘deliver empowerment’ to orphans.

 

       Yours Sincerely

 

 

GAAP WILL BE FEEDING 200 abandoned and less privileged children this Christmas.

December 2019

The GAAP Orphanage  ‘Feeding 200 abandoned and less privileged this Christmas’ went well with a lot of activities taking place including festive games.

Take look at some of the photos of the event below.

 

GAAP Orphanage Foundation Children’s Day Party at the Johnson Jakande Park in Lagos State

 

Summer 2019

Children’s Day party at the Johnson Jakande Park of the Lagos State park authority with Bola Mofo Zion Shelter, Divine Heritage Children Centre, Tunisia Adebayo Home.

This summer party we held with over 50 children in attendance all involved in playing games, drawing activities and music!

 

Throwback to the GAAP Orphanage Foundation Christmas party at His Grace Orphanage Home!

 

A GAAP Orphanage Yearly Event

This event is another of GAAPS yearly event and this time we also had a lot of support from ‘His Grace Orphanage Home’

Numerous events were held on the day including the use of Santa’s Grotto! Children had a gift bag each from Santa Clause on exiting the Grotto.

A Christmas meal was made available for everyone with food and drink served to everyone.

 

GAAP Orphanage Foundation Kids Summer Art Classes August & September 2019! Event date is August 21st to 22nd at the Red Cross Orphanage Home

 

August and September 2019

This event is another of GAAPS yearly event and this time we have a lot of support from some of our supported partners including:-

 

Cardinal Academy – Will be carrying out training on the numerous aspects of the Summer Art classes and are expecting value to be added to the lives of all the kids that attend this Summer art explosion.

Bola Mofo Zion Shelter – Will be our chosen venue for the second part of the GAAP Orphanage Foundation Kids Summer Classes 2019. 

 

GAAP COMPUTER TRAINING 2019 – Mondays to Thursdays between 10:00am till 2:00pm

 

THE BASIC IDEA

Here is to host computer training sessions for kids between the ages of 7-12 from 3 orphanage homes (5 kids from each home) from Monday through Thursdays for 2 weeks between the times of 10:00am and 2:00pm

IT IS A WIN-WIN

As kids from orphanage homes will be reached out to and taught about basic knowledge of computer and its usage, thereby giving them a chance in life to have quick start through ICT skills. The aim actually, is to very soon; bring the kids to the knowledge of programming and more advanced skills of ICT.
With this, a home or three as in this case, Gaap is able to reach out to kids and offer them advanced education. It will be our joy to help these kids excel.
MORE GIST INTO THE IDEA.. ..Or some more boring details.
With the help of volunteers(who will be teaching the kids or helping out with simple tasks and activities) we will be making this happen at the Gaap educational center during the period that these kids will be on break from school.

They will be expected to eat every morning from their respective homes before coming down to the center (as we will not be making provision for food, but snacks for the kids, their care givers or the volunteers) in company of one care giver.

Each home is expected to bring the kids with their own vehicle and take them back. Whichever home is unable to, we might look into ordering a ride for them.

OUR DEAR VOLUNTEERS

We might want to look into helping with their transportation to and from the Gaap edu center during this period.
TO ENCOURAGE THE KIDS.. We will have quizzes daily or at the end of both weeks and rewards, depending on the curriculum to be developed with the facilitator
RESOURCES During this period, we will need ;

Cleaning agents
Operating systems installed in some computers
Servicing the generator
Fuel to run the generator
Snacks (cartons of biscuits, sweets etc.)
Water
Packets of small boxes of juice
Transportation cost for the volunteers
Data .

 

FREE EMERGENCY 1ST AID TRAINING & CHILD NUTRITION! – PART 1

24 -26 October 2018

Below is the timeline of the event with GAAP Trustees and support Teams carrying out numerous tasks for the event.

Our Chairman, Abbey Orebanwo along with Tony Snow (GAAP trustee) and Angela Tillet (Illumina Lifestyle Consulting) departed from the UK via Heathrow airport days before the start date of the event.

Needless to say they were all very early risers and coffee was a real neccesity hence why, the photo below acts as evidence showing Tony Snow about to take a sip of his very strong Columbian brew!

 

Apparently breakfast was fantastic and provided the energy required for the flight.

Their flight lasted well over 6 hours and on arriving at Murtala Mohammed airport, the team was met by some of our Nigerian GAAP trustees. The trustees headed back to base camp – The GEC Centre.

GAAP Refurbishment

 

The Computer room

With the event kicking off on October 24th 2018, attendees turned up promptly keen and eager to proceed with the benefits the day was targetting to bring!

The GEC centre was set up to cater for all attendees with all training/seminar resources display and targetted for ease of access.

         

The resources included:- Training Documentation / First Aid kits / A set of Mannequins

The 1st day was followed by another invigorating and inspiring day 2 with all delegates deeply engaged with the event s including the presentation from Angela Tillet.

Angela focussed on the real value of proper nutrition by explaining how and what types of food, frequency of intake along with calorific values provide optimum sustenance.

 

 

Delegates in Action below –

    

Trustees and volunteers below –

After the 1st day dinner was made available at a local restaurant serving some well deserved Asian quisine.

 


 

FREE EMERGENCY 1ST AID TRAINING & CHILD NUTRITION! – PART 2

24 -26 October 2018

This is the latest event from GAAP orphanage foundation.

After successfully hosting a similar event back in 2012 and witnessing the benefits of the course catalysed by the feedback from the attendees, GAAP is hosting the same event with more gravitas in association with strategic organisations.

The event is being held over 3 days between 24 – 26 October 2018 in collaboration with :-

1. Cardinal Academy of Emergency Care – https://m.Facebook.com/Cardinal Academy

Presenting specialist emergency care procedures at the event using key techniques that allow for optimum support on all child nutrition methods. 

2. Baby Grubz – https://babygrubz.com

Another strategic partner delivering nutrimental data on the best way to ingest nourishing food products to optimize health in children.

3. Illumina Lifestyle Consulting – https://illuminalifestyle.com

Illumina Lifestyle Consulting provide nutrition,  lifestyle and wellbeing specialist services and hence bring prolific and invigorating methodologies on the subject of nutrition to this event.

Please see a copy of the event guide below.

The following GAAP certificates have been designed for issuance to all delegates on successful completion of the event 

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

 

How it all went at the Neuro-Development Disorder Awareness & ABA Training Edition – 28th September 2017

The event went really well and the objective, which was to raise awareness within the community proved to have been a worthwhile exercise as the attendance was good and a lot of attendees left with relevant referral materials.

Attendance was just under 100! Professionals were at hand to deliver the various topics and provide answers to questions. 

Fig 1 – The GAAP enquiry stand at the event – Set up to allow dialogue with all visitors and potential volunteers

Fig 2 – Trainees seated for the start of the event and during the event.

Fig 3 – Facilitators seated at the start of the event and during the event.

28th September 2017 – Neuro-Development Disorder Awareness & ABA Training Edition

GAAP Orphanage Foundation is delivering an event on NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER AWARENESS AND ABA TRAINING EDITION for teachers and caregivers. This is a social development program in conjunction and partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

GAAP is partnering with OjulogeArts to make this happen; the training kicks off with a breakfast dialogue.

The breakfast dialogue is a platform where over 5,000 invited guests including parents, schools and organizations will get the opportunity to ask questions from professionals about Neurodevelopmental disorders and the best way to handle affected children, especially as regards to their socialization, education and community inclusion.

The Breakfast dialogue is scheduled to hold on the 28th of September 2017 at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium Lagos State Secretariat Alausa Ikeja Lagos, marking the opening ceremony.

 

GAAP Orphanage Foundation is delivering an event on NEURO-DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER AWARENESS AND ABA TRAINING EDITION for teachers and caregivers. This is a social development program in conjunction and partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development.

GAAP is partnering with OjulogeArts to make this happen; the training kicks off with a breakfast dialogue.

The breakfast dialogue is a platform where over 5,000 invited guests including parents, schools and organizations will get the opportunity to ask questions from professionals about Neurodevelopmental disorders and the best way to handle affected children, especially as regards to their socialization, education and community inclusion.

The Breakfast dialogue is scheduled to hold on the 28th of September 2017 at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium Lagos State Secretariat Alausa Ikeja Lagos, marking the opening ceremony.

22nd December 2015 – Christmas Party

Details coming soon…

 GAAP Fashion Training for Female Orphans – Starting November 2016
– A initial four week long training programme for a small number of orphans to give them basic introduction to fashion and textile design.

4th July 2015 – Julie’s Snowdonia Seven Peaks Challenge

I aim to raise money for GAAP Orphanage Foundation’s (Nigeria) current education centre by climbing the Snowdonia 7.

Running 7 peaks, 22 miles in less than 10 hours for Gaap Orphanage Foundation because I want to help fund this so needed charity

On the 4 th July  with work colleagues in a team of 4 we are travelling 22miles over 7 peaks in the Snowdonia  National Park. The journey is approximately 22 miles long and must be done in less than 10 hours  carrying safety kit to complete the challenge successfully.

I’m completing this gruelling fell run to provide some help to the abandoned children in Nigeria who face real challenges on a day to day basis.

It would really make such a difference if you could support my challenge.

Thanks very much for your support.

Click the link below to support Julie:

https://www.justgiving.com/julie-morrow2

 

29th June 2014 – Seven Energy’s Three Peaks Challenge

https://www.justgiving.com/SE3peaks

A team from Seven Energy Limited are aiming to raise money for Nigerian GAAP Orphanage Foundation by climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours!  They  plan to start at Ben Nevis on Sunday at 3pm,  then travel through the night down to the Lake District for Scafell Pike before looking to finish at Snowdon on Monday at 3pm.

They will be attempting this gruelling 26 miles in order to provide with some help the abandoned children, who face real challenges on a day- to-day basis.

Please support this challenge by visiting our justgiving page to make a DONATION.

https://www.justgiving.com/SE3peaks

Thanks very much for your support.

Big thanks to:

  • Michael Topping
  • Alena Maksimuk
  • Stewart Robinson
  • Neil Duncan
  • Chris Ratcliffe
  • John Arthur
  • Raul Bastante
  • Christophe Ribeiro
  • Josh Davidson
  • Bruce Burrows

 

March 2014 – Tony Snow half Marathon – Eastbourne

GAAP Trustee Tony Snow will be participating in the Eastbourne Half Marathon in March 2014 and is seeking sponsorship as part of our initiative to raise funds for the construction of the GAAP Education Centre. He has set two bold targets:
 
1. To run the 13.1 mile distance in UNDER 2 hours.
2. To raise £1,000 and give a big boost to the fundraising effort for the GAAP Educational Centre
 
Training is coming along nicely, Tony tells us, but its starting to dawn on him that the distance is quite a long way to go! Your support will make that training a bit easier – so give what you can!
 
The easiest way to make a donation is via Tony’s Just Giving Page – http://www.justgiving.com/GAAP
 

 

July 2014 – Spinning Event at Three Rivers Golf Club

Stow Road, Cold Norton, Purleigh CM3 6RR
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GAAP Summer spinning

October 2014 – GAAP’s 6th Yr Anniversary Party

Details coming soon…

December 2014 – Christmas Fundraising Party

Details coming soon…

 


About The GAAP Resource Center

The GAAP Resource Center will offer Computing, Library, Arts and Crafts and Play Facilities to orphans and abandoned children aged 9 to 16. The planned opening is summer 2014.

 

Stage 1: Security (Jan – late Feb 2014)

External building modifications are required to create a safe and effective environment for the children we support.

Works started January 2014 with the demolition of an insecure low wall and building of new, higher security wall with an external guarded security station. The resource centre will also be painted to give it a fresh appeal to its users. We expect stage 1 to complete by late February.

Planned overview
Stage 2 will tackle the interior design, Stage 3 will look at the staffing requirements and liaisons with the homes we support, and Stage 4, will concentrate upon The Grand Opening. Details on each new stage will be provided as we enter that phase.

 

Exterior before

Exterior during

 

The GAAP Resource Center, Lagos Nigeria prior to Stage 1 works detailed above

Phase 1: Works in progress

Phase 1 Completed Feb 2014: Exterior after

GAAP Refurbishment

GAAP Refurbishment

The GAAP Resource Center, Lagos Nigeria had works completed to the exterior during the 3rd week of February, and we are so grateful to everyone who donated to make this happen.

 

Phase 2: The Interior (April – May 2014)

As it stands, the interior is dated and needs a complete redesign to convert it into a beautiful and welcoming child friendly space that the children we support will love and be eager to return to. Works will begin imminently and we expect to complete by mid-March 2014.

Images and updates will be posted over the next few days.

Architects drawing

Proposed Plans

 

Funding Requirements

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