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Help make a Beautiful Day this Festive Season

Season's Greetings from ASAP in South Africa! It's been a very busy and productive year, and we are proud to launch our 2014 Holiday Giving Campaign. We thank you wholeheartedly for all your support for our work throughout the year, and we invite you to please...

ASAP’s Holiday Giving Campaign

Seasons Greetings to everyone from ASAP!  Each year we launch a seasonal campaign to help improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children, and their carers.  In past years your kind  generosity has helped add books to the library and create entire orchards of...

Meet the Team – Sindiswa Mabhija

Regular visitors to ASAP’s website and social media platforms have no doubt encountered Sindiswa Mabhija’s infectious smile and lovely confident air. This warrior woman, better known as Sindi, is ASAP’s Community Development Co-ordinator in the Eastern Cape, and has...

The Art of the Matter

Each winter Mandi  Sandenbergh travels out to our Eastern Cape community care centres to run her fantastic ‘Art on the Go’ workshops, keeping scores of children busy for many happy hours expressing themselves through painting, clay modelling and play.  This year was...

Our Literacy Drive hits the Fast Lane

As Nelson Mandela once said, “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.”  Literacy sits at the core of ASAP’s vision to uplift young lives, providing a solid...

A Visit from Dame Janet Suzman

World renowned Shakespearean actor, Dame Janet Suzman, took time out from rehearsals recently for her forthcoming play, ‘Soloman and Marion' (written by Capetownian director Lara Foot) to make a special visit to ASAP drop-in Centres, and school libraries in the...

Meet the Team – Maxine Begbie Khan

In February 2013, we were proud to announce the installation of 24 cupboard libraries situated throughout 3 very rural and disadvantaged schools around Mt Frere, in the Eastern Cape.  We thought you'd like to meet the ASAP team member largely responsible for making...


In 2008, Brooklyn residents Andy O’Neill and Alex Richards spent an entire year volunteering at one of ASAP’s community care centres deep in the rural heartlands of the Eastern Cape.  Alex wrote very movingly of her experiences on our website, especially about the way...

NEW LIBRARIES – Something to Shout About

Thanks to a fantastic donation of $25,000 from Patricia Blanchet of the Ed Bradley Family Foundation, matched by very generous ASAP private donors, we were able to install 24 cupboard libraries last year in 3 very rural and disadvantaged schools around Mt Frere, in...

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African Solutions to African Problems

At the centre of our work are the women who have dedicated their lives to caring for the fragile flowers of this world. This August, ASAP celebrates all the rural women who spend every day empowering themselves to be greater agents of change in their villages.

“Wathint’ abafazi. Wathint’ imbokodo” which means 'You strike a woman, you strike a rock'.

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On the 10th of August 2018, 11 women from four CBO’s celebrated women’s day by empowering themselves with Bookkeeping skills which will enhance financial management in their respective Community Based Organisations. ... See MoreSee Less

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African Solutions to African Problems

During the recent winter school holidays, 209 orphaned and vulnerable kids had great fun in the therapeutic art workshops presented by ASAP. The Community Based Organisations Nonkqubela, Reahasetjhaba and Sinikithemba participated. The children learned, played and connected with nature using their gifted hands in exploring the themes of air, fire water and earth. We saw many of the children refusing to put down their crayons, and as facilitator I believe that art can encourage children to think and develop skills and confidence as they go. Mfundo Zeka ... See MoreSee Less

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