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ASAP in the Media

Here you can view/read some articles about ASAP that have appeared in some popular magazines such as Vanity Fair Online, Hello, Tatler, Vogue Online and more over the years.

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...

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As part of the school holiday programme ASTAR qualified art therapist Andile Vokozela lead art workshops with the children who attend the community care centres in the villages where we have long term partnerships with the caregivers committed to improving the lives of their vulnerable children.
Art isn't offered as a subject at school and so it's a real treat for the children who attend free of charge. It allows them a space to have fun and create freely, to process difficult emotions to be safe and receive love, care and a nutritious meal. Co-facilitators are on-hand to identify children with particular emotional needs so they can be counselled through their challenges in a supportive environment.
Thank you to our donors and Andile for making this work possible. As you can see from the pictures, the children loved the experience.
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Two intern vets at the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries visited the children of Mantsele CBO as part of an educational holiday programme. The vets taught the children about animal health and well-being and the children were able to have their animals vaccinated after the morning's activities.
Thank you @Trishantha Govender and Michelle Westhof for your time in designing and implementing the programme for these eager youngsters.
During school holidays children are particularly vulnerable and so the need for safe places for them increases. They attend ASAP supported community care centres to receive daily nutritious meals and to participate in fun educational activities supervised by responsible, trained adults.
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