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Newsletter June 2010

Hello dear Friends of HOPE Cape Town,

Feel it – it is here! The FIFA Soccer World Cup has finally started and taken South Africa by storm. We hope you, too, are enjoying the vibe and celebrations around the matches and fan festivities, even though Bafana Bafana is sadly no longer part of the tournament. It is also time for our second newsletter this year; enjoy reading about recent happenings at HOPE Cape Town.

In this issue
1. HOPE Cape Town Shop
2. HOPE Cape Town Events
3. HOPE Cape Town and HIV & Sports
4. HOPE Cape Town Inside

1. HOPE Cape Town Shop

With lots of charm and creativity, long-term HOPE supporter Petra Reichwein recently renovated and upgraded the HOPE Shop at the Mediterranean Villa in Tamboerskloof ( Customers are supporting two good causes at a time when shopping there: firstly, all products come from local community projects and are hand-crafted by previously disadvantaged persons. Secondly, all shop proceeds go directly to HOPE Cape Town. So, next time you are looking for original gifts and souvenirs from Cape Town, please pop in at the HOPE Shop.

2. HOPE Cape Town Events

On 22 May 2010, the annual Ball of HOPE took place at the Westin Grand Hotel Cape Town for the 13th time. The event under the patronage of the three German-speaking consulates in Cape Town was once again a great success. We would like to thank all our guests and sponsors for attending and supporting our work. A special thank you goes out to Anja Tambusso - Ferraz and Petra Reichwein for all their time and effort put into organising the event!

From 9 until 18 June 2010, the Bavaria meets Western Cape Expo took place at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. Bavaria, Germany and Western Cape Province entered into a formal partnership agreement in 1995. HOPE Cape Town was instrumental in the development of the HIV and AIDS framework in the formal partnership in 2006. On the occasion of the partnership’s 15 year anniversary, the exhibition showcased the co-operation in its various dimensions together with musical performances, films and workshops as well as a public viewing opportunity for the soccer world championship. HOPE Cape Town was represented with several posters, an information stand, e-learning presentations as well as a workshop.

3. HOPE Cape Town and HIV & Sports

Against the background of the Soccer World Cup and the ongoing partnership between Bavaria and the Western Cape, HOPE Cape Town is currently conceptualising projects that promote HIV prevention and awareness through sports activities in cooperation with the Technical University Munich, Stellenbosch University (Faculty of Health Sciences) and KID-CRU (Children’s Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit). On 15 June 2010, representatives of all parties signed a Letter of Intent as a basis for the new co-operation. The signing ceremony was accompanied by music from the traditional Bavarian folklore group “Isargauer Trachtengruppe”. We are looking forward to this new German – South African joint venture and another fruitful collaboration.

4. HOPE Cape Town Inside

We welcome two new HOPE community health workers into our team: in April, Karen Madaha started working for us at the Delft Day Hospital and since May, Chumani Hatile has been filling the post in Bloekombos. We are happy to have the two as our new family members and are looking forward to working with them.

The HOPE Cape Town website is currently undergoing a face lift and will be re-launched with a brand new design soon. Watch this space!

Please visit regularly to keep up to date with the latest developments of our work and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

With warm regards and the best wishes,

Yasmin Smith

Project Supervisor HOPE Cape Town Association

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