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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

Laphuma Ambulance Services provided first aid training for the women of Reahasetjaba CBO in Ponsteng and Nonkqubela CBO in Zitapile. The women had fun role-playing and practicing what they learnt - how to respond to burns, bone fractures, fainting, epilepsy, dog and snake bites and basic assistance with childbirth. These are all incredibly valuable skills in remote villages, where help can be hours away. ... See MoreSee Less

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We met Xolisa Thiwani through a search for leaners who qualify for the Rural Education Access Programme. He was confused about what he wanted to study after Grade 12. In April 2018, Xolisa was part of the career guidance workshop in which he learnt about the requirements for courses. In June, he joined the youth programme at Nonkqubela CBO, Zitapile. Since then, Xolisa has been able to apply at the University of Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and for NSFAS using the Matatiele office resources. We are proud of Xolisa and we wish him the best of luck ... See MoreSee Less

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