JAM South Africa (JAM SA) tackling social issues at Early Childhood Development (ECD) centresWorld Social Day, which was celebrated on 20 February, is a day dedicated to tackling issues of poverty, exclusion, unemployment and the promotion of sustainable solutions to alleviate these burdens. Societies can do this through establishing solidarity between communities, corporates and NGOs by crafting ways that promote the dignity of vulnerable children and individuals who live below the poverty line.
Jay Kerekes (7) gives up pocket money to feed 47 childrenSeven year old Jay Kerekes from Plettenberg Bay made angel charms which were sold in her father’s shop which raised enough money for JAM South Africa to feed 47 children for a month. Her grandmother, Lynne Harris helped her make the charms using beads and a sharp wire stick and in one day sold more than seven charms . Jay said she enjoyed making the charms and she will make more to sell and continue to feed more children.
JAM Red Riders Ride for a purpose at the 947 Cycle Challenge
While many cyclists at this years 947 Cycle challenge raced for fun, medals and fitness, the JAM Red Riders were on a different mission. A total of 44 riders donned their Red Jerseys to Ride for a Purpose to raise to be donated to JAM.
JAM SA has been serving disadvantaged communities in South Africa since 2005. At the end of 2015, JAM SA was supporting more than 1700 Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres. JAM SA operated in seven provinces in South Africa: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape, Limpopo and North West.