29/11/2012 - Lidgeton Seniors Christmas Party

Well deserved festive celebrations as the Lidgeton seniors gathered at the Lidgeton Hall to receive 350 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG. The seniors have been meeting at least twice a week for gardening, sewing, arts and other various projects.

  • 350 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value: R122 500.00

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29/11/2012 - Motala's Farm

29/11/2012 - Motala's Farm

100 impoverished community members gathered at Motala's Farm in Pinetown to receive the following aid from GOTG:

  • 100 Food Parcels
  • 100 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value: R37 500.00

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28/11/2012 - Edendale Community

28/11/2012 - Edendale Community

A Pastor Goodman has witnessed the poverty in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg and was moved to do something about it. He contacted Gift of the Givers for assistance and the team responded with:

  • 100 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 100 Food Packs

Total Project Value: R37 500.00

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28/11/2012 - Christmas Party for KZN Learners

28/11/2012 -  Christmas Party for KZN Learners

The Phoenix Poverty Reduction Association held a Christmas party for 500 learners at Mount Edgecomb Conference Centre. Each learner was identified by their teachers as the most in need from schools in Phoenix, Tongaat and Verulam. The PPRA served them a hot meal whilst GOTG distributed 500 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R175 000.00

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28/11/2012 - New Foundation and Department of Social Department

28/11/2012 - New Foundation and Department of Social DepartmentGift of the Givers donates Food Parcels, Hygiene & Detergent Packs to New Foundation and Department of Social Development, Gugulethu Office, in the Western Cape.

Institution

Description

Quantity

Project Value

New World Foundation

A workshop for underprivileged mothers from Vryground at Capricorn Community Centre.

11 Food Parcels
11 Hygiene & Detergent Packs

R5 723.71

Dept of Social Development,

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24/11/2012 - Isabel Beardmore Old Age Home

24/11/2012 - Isabel Beardmore Old Age Home

The GOTG team watched as the seniors took their places in the dining hall, anxiously awaiting their meal and goodies at the Isabel Beardmore Old Age Home's Christmas party. Its was an absolute pleasure to experience that joy with them and listening to their stories of days gone by whilst we distributed 75 Personal Hygiene Packs. Their meal was provided by New Covenant Church in Pietermaritzburg.

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28/11/2012 - Evergreen Seniors

Evergreen senior citizens club is a non profit organisation that serves the frail and aged in Pietermaritzburg. The seniors gathered at the Temple Hall to celebrate their Christmas party and GOTG added to the festivities by distributing 100 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Values: R35 000.00


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25/11/2012 - Vedic Yuvuk Sabha Temple

25/11/2012 - Vedic Yuvuk Sabha TempleGOTG serves 1000 widows a hot meal at the Vedic Yuvuk Sabha Temple in Pietermaritzburg. Many of them work for a minimum wage which doesn't take care of all their necessities, so GOTG stepped in to relieve the load by contributing a further:

  • 40 x 100g Rajah Curry Powder
  • 5 x 10kg Rice
  • 2 Box of Oil
  • 1 x 25kg Mrs Balls Chutney
  • 5 x Boxes of Salad Dressing
  • 1000 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value:

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26/11/2012 - The Haven

26/11/2012 - The Haven

The Haven, a shelter in Pietermaritzburg for abused women and children. The home currently has 24 children and 22 adults who have taken refuge in with them. They also receive counselling from the organisation who is in partnership with Life Line to assist with rape victims. The Haven is solely dependant on sponsers which is why they are so grateful to GOTG for the:

  • 1 Large Unilever Pack
  • 2 Boxes of
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24/11/2012 - Edith Bensons Babies Home

24/11/2012 - Edith Bensons Babies HomeEdith Benson Babies Home in Sherwood houses 48 orphaned infants and toddlers. The GOTG team delivered a parcel of Clothing and Food Items. The staff were pleased to receive the items as the home is faced with financial challenges and companies to assist with the upkeep of the home.
  • 4 Boxes of Cake Mix
  • 48 x 635 Boxes of Cheerios
  • 40 x 400g Soup

Total Project Value: R23 000.00

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22/11/2012 - Eagle Church

22/11/2012 - Eagle Church

Winnie, a community worker who has a heart for orphaned children, maintains a soup kitchen at the Eagle Church in Taylors Holt once a week. A woman and youth group are further empowered by her teachings on values, gardening and handy work. GOTG provided 200 Personal Hygiene Packs as well as Fabric and Gardening Products.

  • 6 Boxes of Fabric
  • 4 x 25kg Bags of Mealie Seeds
  • 6 x 5kg Fertilizer

Total Project

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21/11/2012 - Chatsworth Community

21/11/2012 - Chatsworth Community

Underprivileged families gathered at the Chatsworth community grounds to receive 350 Personal Hygiene Packs. The recipients were very excited to receive their gifts which they saw as a good start to Christmas.

Total Project Value: R122 500.00

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20/11/2012 - Oribi Seniors

20/11/2012 - Oribi SeniorsThe senior citizens of Oribi, Pietermaritzburg, have been fighting a seemingly never ending battle to get a government pension. They are however not without hope as they gather at least twice a week to sew garments which they sell. They also sell beadwork and use the profit to take care of the underprivileged within their community. Esme', a community worker, helped arrange for GOTG to assist the
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18/11/2012 - Orange Farm Feeding

18/11/2012 - Orange Farm FeedingThe poor and needy community of Orange Farm was invited to a lunch to honour 'Gogo', their community caregiver who runs a soup kitchen on a regular basis.

GOTG hands over a large "potjie" and urn.

Total Project Value: R45 000.00
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19/11/2012 - Little Big Pre-School

19/11/2012 - Little Big Pre-School

Up and coming leaders from the poorest of poor creches in Wartburg could not be overlooked. GOTG distributed a much needed large Unilever Household Detergent Pack to the Little Big Pre-School and 200 Food Packs to the children. Each pack consisted of:

  • 635g Cheerios Cereal
  • 2 x 60g Knorrox Cubes
  • 100g Rajah Curry Powder
  • 500g Breakfast Oats
  • 3 x Packets of rama
  • 3 x 50g Robertons Soup

Total Project Value:

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18/11/2012 - Andra Jabha Temple

18/11/2012 - Andra Jabha Temple

No one was left out during this years Diwali celebration as 100 members of Andra Jabha Temple in Pietermaritzburg were identified by Mr Lindy, a community worker. Many of the recipients can barely make it to live on their small grant and are challenged with health issues. Thankfully Mr Lindy contacted GOTG for assistance to 100 families who received:

  • 100 Personal Hygiene Packs
  • 100 Food Parcels

Total

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16/11/2012 - Arthur Blaxall School

16/11/2012 - Arthur Blaxall School

GOTG prepared a delicious pot of biryani for Arthur Blaxhall School in Pietermaritzburg. The school takes care of children who are blind and deaf and treated the kids to an event celebrating the end of another year. Teacher's hearts were warmed as they witnessed GOTG's Aslam, assist the blind children with their meals.

GOTG also distributed 300 Personal Hygiene Packs.

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16/11/2012 - Edendale Community

16/11/2012 - Edendale Community

Mr S. Ndwandwe, a community co-ordinator from Tears of Joy in Edendale, held a function for people living with disabilities at KwaMachibisa Weseli Church. The aim of the function was to extend love by sharing a meal which was provided by a group of women from the Tears of Joy team. GOTG provided the 12 children with Food Packs and 43 adults with Personal Hygiene Packs.

  • 12 Food Packs
    (635g Cheerios,
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13/11/2012 - Thamboville Community

13/11/2012 - Thamboville Community

The faces of 100 senior citizens and 12 children lit up in anticipation to see what Gift of the Givers had for them. The Thamboville community hall came alive as our team distributed the aid to the many who can't cope on their pensions. The seniors run a small garden project to supplement their income and attend a weekly arts and crafts class to improve their skills and empower themselves.

To add
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12/11/2012 - Sherwood Diwali Distribution

 12/11/2012 - Sherwood Diwali Distribution

A concerned citizen of Sherwood, Durban contacted GOTG to assist 80 of his fellow community members who are struggling due to unemployment and sometimes can't afford to put food on the table. Being that time of year where the festivities of Diwali fills the air, GOTG took their plight into consideration and distributed:

  • 80 Food Parcels
  • 80 Personal Hygiene Packs

Total Project Value: R84 000.00

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10/11/2012 - PAFTA Celebrates 30 Years of Service

10/11/2012 - PAFTA Celebrates 30 Years of Service

PAFTA, a non profit organisation in Pietermaritzburg, celebrates 30 years of service to senior citizens and the frail. A beautiful ambiance filled their Hall as the seniors came dressed in their very best attire for the special occassion. The function was well attended by 500 people including District Mayor, Mr Yusuf Bhamji. Pafta is involved in 14 outreach programmes, such as teaching crafts,

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01/11/2012 - Mama Florence Self Help Centre

01/11/2012 - Mama Florence Self Help CentreMama Florence Self Help Centre takes care of 140 children in Botshebela, Bloemfontein in the Free State Province. The aim of the centre is to educate children and to do skills development training with adults. The skills training provided are in the areas of gardening, sewing, beading and baking. By implementing this they help adults develop themselves and they in turn become self sustainable. The
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06/11/2012 - Kwapande Community

06/11/2012 - Kwapande Community

Gift of the Givers visits the Kwapande Centre for the disabled in Elandskop. The centre feeds 200 individuals who were grateful to their local community health care worker who contacted GOTG for assistance. The group will be taught how to paint as well as be apart of other skills development projects in the near future.

Total Project Value: R70 000.00
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06/11/2012 - Careline Coregroup Meeting

06/11/2012 - Careline Coregroup MeetingThis month's Core Group Meeting hosted Pratna Singh, a Clinical Psychologist from Northdale Hospital. The aim of her presentation was to skill volunteer counsellors on providing clients with support during the clients time of Loss and Bereavement.
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02/11/2012 - Estcourt Community

02/11/2012 - Estcourt Community

In the small town of Estcourt, 400 underprivileged people gathered at Freri Grounds to receive 400 Personal Hygiene Packs from Gift of the Givers. Many of these families are unemployed or receive a small grant.

Total Project Value: R140 000.00
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29/11/2012 - Ekukhanyeni Special School

29/11/2012 - Ekukhanyeni Special School

The Ekukhanyeni Special School, in Imbali, takes care of 365 mentally challenged children. GOTG distributes 365 Food Packs to the school toward their Christmas party. Both children and caregivers were filled with joy.

Total Project Value: R73 000.00
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30/11/2012 - Ma Esther Orphanage

30/11/2012 - Ma Esther OrphanageAs the Etv soap celebrities got out the bus the children burst into screams and shouts of joy. The children were overwhelmed just by their presence.

Ma Esther, founder of the Ma Esther Orphanage in Nelspruit, prides herself in the godly values she instils in the orphans. She has a no smoking, no drug and alcohol abuse policy which all the children adhere to. She is raising champions and goes as far
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28/11/2012 - Westbank School

28/11/2012 - Westbank School

Westbank School for mentally challenged children is based in Durban and offers a variety of skills development courses, motor mechanics being one of them. The GOTG team distributed 300 Doughnuts and Juice to the group of learners.

Total Project Value: R2 100.00

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28/11/2012 - Thamboville Creche Distribution

28/11/2012 - Thamboville Creche DistributionGift of the Givers distributes Bulk Food, Blankets and Mattresses to 2 Thamboville community crèches. For the teachers, working with children is rewarding but can sometimes be a challenge as the crèches face financial challenges. They welcomed the assistance from GOTG as it will make a huge difference to their day to day running.

Recipient

Items

Project Value

Isiqalo Daycare

6 Mattresess
10 Blankets
2

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29/11/2012 - G. H. Starck Centre

29/11/2012 - G. H. Starck CentreGift of the Givers donates aid to the G. H. Stark Centre in Hanover Park, Western Cape. The centre houses the elderly and frails.
  • Bulk Food
  • Bulk Detergent
  • Bulk Hygiene Products
  • 100 Blankets
  • 100 Bed Linen
Total Project Value: R19 403.44
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27/11/2012 - Contribution of Fabric to Women's Group

27/11/2012 - Contribution of Fabric to Women's GroupGift of the Givers distributed 6 bails and 6 boxes of fabric to the Copesville women's group and the Saiva Sithanth group in Northdale.
The women create beautiful garments which are sold to the public and also pass on their skills to other women who want to be empowered. Motivational groups are run by the women which helps their community members shift their attitudes into a positive state despite
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27/11/2012 - Footprints Creche

27/11/2012 - Footprints CrecheFootprints Creche on Prince Alfred Street, serves a community of orphans and underpriviledged children in Pietermaritzburg. Financial strain is heavy on the creche as they are dependant on sponsors. Lailitha, a community healthcare worker, works closely with creche and helps find them sponsors. She came to GOTG who gladly distributes Food and Detergents.

  • 20 x 400g Knorrox Soup
  • 2 x 12.5kg Cake Mix
  • 12
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22/11/2012 - Taylors Holt Community

22/11/2012 - Taylors Holt Community

Once a month a group of men meet at the Valisaka shop in Taylors Holt, Pietermaritzburg. Lalitha, a community health care worker, facilitates a workshop which touches on matters like HIV/AIDS, Personal Values and Skills Development. The men in turn generate an income from the baskets they make.

GOTG contributes 100 Personal Hygiene Packs to the men to encourage them to continue assisting their

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23/11/2012 - Brahma Kumaris Temple

23/11/2012 - Brahma Kumaris Temple

Adults and children meet at the Brahma Kumaris Temple in Pietermaritzburg for workshops every Friday. Lailitha, a community worker, co-ordinates the workshop and requested assistance from GOTG with food items as the centre also offers a meal before the workshop as many are unemployed. GOTG also contributed 52 Personal Hygiene Packs.

  • 4 Boxes Cake Mix
  • 4 Boxes Rama Margarine
  • 12 x 750ml Oil
  • 1 x 2.5kg Cake
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24/11/2012 - Othandweni Child and Youth Centre

24/11/2012 - Othandweni Child and Youth Centre

William Clark Gardens Othandweni Child and Youth Centre in Sherwood is a place where children are nurtured and cared for. The centre runs programmes to empower the 40 children as well as provide meals for them as many come from communities that face poverty.

GOTG provided food items to the centre and clothing for the children.

  • 4 x Cake Mix
  • 48 x 635g Cheerios Cereal
  • 40 x 400g Soup
  • Clothing

Total Project

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24/11/2012 - Esselen Heights Primary

24/11/2012 - Esselen Heights PrimaryFestive cheer amoungst the learners could be felt as each pupil orderly lined up to receive their 625 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG. The pupils were identified by their teachers as the most underprivileged.

Total Project Value: R218 750.00
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22/11/2012 - Sydenham Seniors

22/11/2012 - Sydenham Seniors

The Sydenham seniors gathered at St Anne’s dining hall to receive 70 Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG to conclude the year and celebrate Christmas.

Total Project Value: R24 500.00

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10/11/2012 - Eldorado Park Muslim School

10/11/2012 - Eldorado Park Muslim SchoolGift of the Givers visits the Eldorado Park Muslim School in August of this year in response to their plea for help. The team returned with equipment to repair the broken doors, falling ceilings and much more. GOTG also served 500 people, made up of learners and their parents, a hot meal at the nearby Opperman Hall.

Total Project Value: R110 000.00
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21/11/2012 - Swapo Community

21/11/2012 - Swapo Community

An poor community in Pietermaritzburg called Swapo, face the daily challenge of poverty. GOTG distributes 100 Personal Hygiene Packs to the people.

Total Project Value: R35 000.00

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20/11/2012 - St Mary's Old Age Home

20/11/2012 - St Mary's Old Age Home

Esme’, a community worker, gathered Volunteer Nurses and Caregivers at the St. Marys Old Age Home in Scottsville Pietermaritzburg. All 30 of them received Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG to acknowledge and to show our appreciation for the work they do in serving the elderly.

Total Project Value: R10 500.00

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19/11/2012 - Makathini Seniors

19/11/2012 - Makathini Seniors

Senior citizens gathered at the Ngcodomhlphe Hall in Makathini to celebrate the year drawing to an end. GOTG added to the festivities by distributing a well deserved 350 Personal Hygiene Packs to the elders, many of whom are sole caregivers to their grandchildren.

Total Project Value: R122 500.00.


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13/11/2012 - Rama Margarine Distribution

13/11/2012 - Rama Margarine Distribution

Gift of the Givers donates Rama Margarine to the following institutions in the Western Cape.

Institution

Description

Quantity

Project Value

Athlone School for the Blind

Underprivileged Visually Impaired Learners

10x18x1 kg

R8 547.75

Bellville Night Shelter

Shelter for the Homeless

10x10x500g

R2 373.75

Huis Martina

Old Age Home

10x18x1kg

R8 547.75

Holy Cross Child & Youth Centre

Home for Abused Youth

5x10x500g

R1

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17/11/2012 - Mpumuza Seniors

17/11/2012 - Mpumuza Seniors

Olga, a concerned and passionate community worker motivates the senior citizens in Mpumuza to get involved in gardening, sewing, arts and crafts projects. This helps to generate an additional income as their pension is insufficient to take care of both themselves as well as their grandchildren. The seniors gathered at the Mpumuza Child & Family Society all Purpose Centre to receive 250

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16/11/2012 - Woodlands Senior Citizens

16/11/2012 - Woodlands Senior CitizensGrandmothers gathered together at the Woodlands Hall in Pietermaritzburg to receive Personal Hygiene Packs from GOTG. Esme’, a community healthcare worker, works closely with the seniors as many of them have lost their children due to HIV. The seniors meet once a week to support each other by talking about their loss, furthermore they have baking and sewing classes.

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15 /11/2012 - Distribution of Hygiene Packs & Food Parcels

15 /11/2012 - Distribution of Hygiene Packs & Food ParcelsGift of the Givers distributed Food Parcels and Hygiene Packs to commuities in Durban. Each Personal Hygiene Pack consisted of:
  • Vaseline
  • Roll On
  • Lotion
  • 2 x Shampoo
  • 2 x Conditioner

RECIPIENT

ITEMS

PROJECT VALUE

Ngcolosi Community, Durban

200 Personal Hygiene Packs
5 Boxes Cake Mix
12 x 635g Cheerios Cereal
25kg Oats

R71 800.00

La Mercy Community, Durban North

250 Personal Packs

R87 500.00

Ingwe, Sonke

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10/11/2012 - Diwali Distribution with the Indian Academy of South Africa

10/11/2012 - Diwali Distribution with the Indian Academy of South Africa

The late Dr T. P. Naidoo founded the Indian Academy of South Africa, a non profit organisation which has been serving various communities for 52 years. With the arrival of Diwali, the organisation stretched out their hand of generosity as their 44th act of charity, giving to all religions and different races. The Academy distributed Food Parcels and called on GOTG to assist with 720 Personal

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11/11/2012 - Sanathan Ved Dharam Temple

11/11/2012 - Sanathan Ved Dharam Temple

Sanathan Ved Dharam Sabha Temple in Pietermaritzburg prepares for the annual Diwali celebration celebrated by Hindu's all over the world. We were requested by the temple to provide aid to the underprivileged individuals who they identified.

Gift of the Givers distributes 100 Personal Hygiene Packs.

Total Project Value: R35 000.00

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07/11/2012 - Richmond Seniors

07/11/2012 - Richmond Seniors

Senior citizens in many parts of the country have taken over the responsibility of being a parent to their grandchildren due to early death of their parents. Thanks to the Drop–In Centre in Richmond, children from the surrounding impoverished communities receive a nutritious meal everyday before and after school. The Ndaleni Clinic also hosts Love to Live who provides counselling for many who are

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01/11/2012 - Greytown Community

01/11/2012 - Greytown Community500 people meet at the Greytown community hall to receive a hot, tasty meal. Mr Aheer, a concerned and involved community member, runs a feeding scheme twice a week. It is with this type of passion that the many unemployed individuals, senior citizens and children in the area are able to have a meal. Mr Aheer realised that he is not alone in helping mankind and called upon GOTG for further
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