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Rope Skipping Nationals Competition

On the 3rd October 2015 our Rope skipping team left for Pretoria to compete in the National championships representing Western Province. 7 of our girls competed in the Rope skipping competition and made us extremely proud. As they received 9 medals altogether either placing them 1st 2nd or 3rd. The 7 girls came back with […]

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Brighter future

Despite the various obstacles we face in life be it in our homes,schools,communities etc. We as youngsters chose to make a difference in our younger generations lives. As some of you might know myself and Anushqah “on your left hand side” started with the Gcu project when we were 8years old “Babies” if not younger! […]

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Molo Cape Town!

Sometimes in life, an important part of the journey lies in its reflection. Having delayed my journey by two days, I finally found myself at The Backpack with a swollen up foot which I had badly bandaged, after fighting off a minor foot infection from the previous weekend’s shenanigans. The day had been a long […]

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South Africa named “Best Hostel Country” in Hostelling International’s 2011 “HI-5ives!” awards

South Africa was named the “Best Hostel Country” in Hostelling International’s  2011 “HI-5ives!” awards. Hostellers who left ratings on the website hihostels.com during 2011 have had their say and awards have been handed out in the following five categories: Best Hostel Country, Best Overall Hostel, Friendliest Hostel, Most Comfortable Hostel, Most Efficient Hostel. All award […]

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Staff visit to community project 25 May

On the day I went to the community project I was so impressed with what Mario is doing – he is doing such a great job!  I felt that everyone who comes and stays with us need to go to the community project because the project is about changing lives. Mario is doing a good […]

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Mel visit to the GCU Academy 25 May 2011

After making a brief visit to the community project on a previous tour, and hearing our boss talk about it often, I decided to get a few staff members together and go see what needs to be done there. Upon arrival, we went to the Woodlands Primary aftercare centre.  It was quite a wake up […]

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Staff visit to the project Wed 25 May 2011

Mary: Senior Reservations – started working at The Backpack 9 years ago. After years of hearing about the Community Project, I finally got to go out out to Woodlands School in Heideveld.  Situated in the poorer area of Heideveld where gangs operate openly I guess I should have felt scared. But as I was there […]

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Rainbow Nation of Indaba

Lee and I had the privelage of attending SA’s biggest tourism show held in Durban the past 4 days. Wow!  If only Everyone on this planet could experience this.  So many exciting things to see and do.  My top favourites: 1. visiting my favourite community project Woza Moya at Hillcrest.  If you are looking   […]

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