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Cherae Olivier, assisted by her parents Andre and Yvette and friends David Botha, Natalie and Kasey Nel handed out teddy bears, sweets and cake to the children and teachers at Blessing Day Care in Diepsloot, just in time for Easter. Cherae has been wanting to assist in the community for a while now and realised that

Chalkboards with love

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 by

At the handing over of 19 personalised mini chalkboards, Olivia Felton shared, “I feel very happy that I could help and I hope this has inspired more people to have JAM themed parties, because it is touching to see your work helping others”. This moment was a result of thoughtful work and was driven by

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“Ngiyambongela umngani [I’m happy for my friend] because this is what we want for the children of Diepsloot, as we are lacking resources” expressed Delisile Sibande. Whilst a volunteer shared that an, “excellent job has been done and the nobility of the act is beautiful.” Happy Day Care Centre was established by Mam’Abigaile Ramatsitsi in

“Who can see into the future?” was a befitting rhetorical question which JAM SA’s MD David Brown posed to the community of Vlakfontein that attended the Good Hope Early Learning centre hand-over ceremony. Memorialised on top of one of the prefabricated classrooms, a warm image of the late Tracy June Cox looks benevolently down onto

Deliwe Segodi, owner of Leshoko Day Care received a makeover from JAM-Switzerland and a backyard garden was established. From that humble garden a huge yield of tomatoes was harvested and the extra’s were sold and added to the centre’s Development Fund. Through Deliwe’s industrious nature and her nurturing the participation of the parents, fundraising events

This is Nkosinathi. He started school at Thandokuhle Day Care in Orange Farm in February this year. He arrived without shoes, a jersey, school bag, book or even a pencil. He may not have the tools to learn, but through the kindness of one of the teachers at the centre, he now at least has

“We are people by people. This is an example of ubuntu. They don’t say it by words but by their actions,” says Amos Solomon Moyo, a community leader as he surveys the scene at Zamokuhle Day Care Centre in Diepsloot. Boys from St Stithians Boys’ College, a private school based in Bryanston, are playing with the

Five-year-old Olwethu and three-year-old Anathi are brother and sister who have come from a broken and abusive home. Their father was never around and their mom, a drug user and alcoholic, never paid attention to them. The children were neglected and lacked the comfort of a safe secure home. Their plight got the attention of

Centre launched to tackle ECD

Thursday, 24 April 2014 by

Current global trends indicate that by 2015 one in four children under the age five will suffer from stunted growth, a clear sign of malnutrition which affects children’s physical and cognitive development and capacity to learn. JAM SA’s Nutritional Feeding programme seeks to provide a highly nutritious porridge to thousands of pre-school children each day,

Guiliana Bland, director of the Jim Joel Fund, said children up to the age of five “are the loudest in terms of noise, but silent in terms of having a political voice”. As South Africa’s national elections loom closer (7 May 2014), political parties jostle for priority in voters’ minds. However, children’s rights to education and

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