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The Adonis Musati Project's mission is to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable and disenfranchised asylum seekers and refugees in Cape Town. In doing so we aim to provide the support necessary to facilitate a transition to self reliance. Read more.
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The 18th of July is Mandela Day – a day where people from all over the world take action to commemorate the life, values and legacy of the wonderful Nelson Mandela. In the past, at AMP, we have spent time considering how, as an organisation, we can potentially benefit from Mandela day and people’s and companies’ positive intentions of generosity and action. This year however, we realised that there was no reason why we too, shouldn’t strive to give and share. Given our constraints as well as our preference to do something that was fun and uniting for us, we opted to take part as a team in the wonderful Madiba Jive initiave. After all who doesn’t love to dance? How the initiative worked was that our staff made a financial contribution to Nelson Mandela Foundation and No Danger Diaries and then created our own Madiba Jive - A 60 second video clip of our team all doing the classic Madiba Shuffle. This was then up-loaded to the Madiba Jive site and formed part of classic Madiba Jive mash-up.
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Gayle McWalter and Gahlia Brogneri, two of AMP's original founders, won the Inyathelo Award for Social Justice Philanthropy in November. Check out the video that Inyathelo put together which highlights their work and AMP's story!
The transition into 2016 saw a number of changes to our staff. We said goodbye to Miranda Du Toit and Sandra Nnah who have both taken up new opportunities this year. Miranda Du Toit, AMP’s Office Administrator, took up a full-time position with a recycling company in Cape Town to pursue her passion for recycling and the environment. Sandra Nnah, one of AMP’s Peer Counsellors, relocated with her family back to her home country of Nigeria and has secured a position within a local NGO there. We are extremely grateful to both of them for all their valuable and very hard work done while part of the AMP family. We will undoubtedly miss them both but we are excited for both of them as they embark on their new adventures and as they further their careers. Together we really wish them both well.
By Laura Wylie, AMP Director
Many of AMP’s supporters may wonder why we still refer to our core Peer Support Group Programme as a pilot project when it’s been running for over 2 years. The reason for this is that we are still continually adapting the programme – adding and removing elements in order to make the intervention as relevant and meaningful as possible within a continually changing migrant and refugee sector. With this in mind, within the next few months, we are excited to be developing service level agreements with at least two other organisations which would enable us to formally offer two supplementary benefits to our support group participants in addition to what they gain from our existing programme. These two additional benefits are: access to up to 6 individual counselling sessions with a qualified practitioner/counsellor; and access to a basic health screening including HIV testing and TB, blood pressure screening. The former would be available to those beneficiaries who are identified by AMP staff as requiring further psychological intervention while the latter would be available to all support group members.
By Jennifer Katongole, AMP Finance Officer
Blindfolds, lasagna, and lots of laughs were on the agenda at our recent staff teambuilding day in Somerset West. Together we had a great time furthering our relationships as Murray Kilgour, AMP Board Member and Executive Coach, guided us through a series of experiential activities that focused on team work, effective communication and trust-building.
For anyone who has ever done the “Blind Square” activity you know the challenge of getting 15 people to make a square out of rope while everyone is blindfolded! This activity tested our ability to listen to each other and identify leaders to follow. In the end we were quite proud of our almost-perfect square.