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Written By: Sarah Sebetola Now that the centre is protected, the staff arrived in their numbers to prepare a spacious area for a vegetable garden to be planted. JAM agricultural supervisor was there to help them to plant the seedlings. The food garden now boasts spinach, cabbage, beetroot, onion and carrots. The supervisor will check

Written By: Sarah Sebetola The Christian Revival Church (CRC) Kimberley and JAM SA formed a partnership in January 2016, after the church showed an interest in supporting nutritional feeding programmes at JAM Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres. After CRC had identified seven ECD centres, they invited JAM to conduct nutritional assessments and to train the

Blind Boy Steps Out in TOMS Shoes

Friday, 18 November 2016 by

In July 2016, JAM SA donated TOMS shoes to children at Zama Zama School of Hope in Pretoria. Many children here are being raised by single, unemployed parents, who live in shacks in informal settlements, with no electricity and running water. Zama Zama has become these children’s little haven. Every school day, they are fed

Written by: Sarah Sebetola  For the first time, the JAMily team endured the scorching summer sun to paint and draw colourful animations at Lerato Day Care in Diepsloot. The three day painting project that started on the 24th of October, was completed by JAM staff with the help of a community volunteer and Day Care

Written by: Sarah Sebetola Professionally a Social Worker, Alexis Klatt spent three months in South Africa volunteering in the JAM SA programmes, understanding how they work and offering help whether big or small. For Alexis helping others in any way is a blessing. To get accustomed to JAM SA operations, she visited a lot of

Making Every Day a Mandela Day

Thursday, 18 August 2016 by

JAM SA celebrated Mandela Day with a number of makeovers and parties held across the country and included clowns, superheroes and local celebrities. In Johannesburg, the day kicked off at the KFC Head Offices in Bryanston where JAM staff members were on hand from early in the morning to help set up food-packing stalls. This

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Tuesday, 09 August 2016 by

Jessica and Michelle with one of their creations Michelle Hallet and Jessica Geissler are the dynamic duo who often helps out at our makeovers by designing and painting beautiful murals at our ECD centres. Michelle and Jessica’s company, Michessie, offers interior design solutions to corporate, institutions and private individuals. And we are extremely lucky to

What’s in a Makeover? Part 2

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 by

Eben and family at a makeover handover party! The prefabricated buildings used for units of classrooms, toilets and kitchens are provided by Streamline Rigging and Sheeting. Eben Terblanche, who now handles all the makeovers, explains that the materials used are ideal because they are cool in summer and warm in winter. The structures are composed

What’s In A Makeover? Part 1

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 by

Yebo yay! Extreme school makeover season is upon us again! We love watching how, in four days, a miraculous transformation takes place at an Early Childhood Development centre that was once a shack on a dusty square – like Dinoko in Zandspruit that was transformed last week. From the dustbowl arises a sturdy, brightly painted

Father’s Day

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 by

Thabo Malatetja had dreams of following an IT career. When his mother died suddenly, leaving her crèche, Dinoko Day Care in Zandspruit behind, he had a change of heart. “I couldn’t just abandon the kids,” he says. “They relied on my mother for love, food, warmth and education.” He took over the centre and has

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