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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

“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

“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

“All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful; The Lord God made them all.”The handiwork of the Zion Fellowship group at Ipopeng Day Care in Diepsloot is certainly a wonderful sight to behold. In the space of a week, the makeover group all the way from the US

What was once a collection of faded and ramshackle corrugated iron buildings is now a safe, sturdy and colourful learning environment for the children who attend Khulani Day Care & Pre-School in Drieziek, Orange Farm. This is all thanks to the time and funds that a dedicated group all the way from Germany invested into

Honeydew-based Joint Aid Management (JAM) South Africa, along with its Swiss counterpart gave the Leshoko day care centre in Thembelihle informal settlement a magical makeover. Read the full article written by Joni Tollner and published by Roodepoort Northsider community newspaper on 13 December 2013  

New life for Leshoko Day Care Centre

Wednesday, 04 December 2013 by

Standing bold and bright amidst the brown and broken of Thembelihle informal settlement near Lenasia in Gauteng is Leshoko Day Care Centre. Judging by the fun they’re having, these children look like they’re on holiday camp and young principal, Deliwe Segodi is all smiles too. For this child care centre, Christmas has come early thanks

On one side of the street, you will see the old Nkululeko Pre and Nursery School. It looks like the centre must have been inside someone’s house and that there was very little space for the children to play outside. But across the road, is a whole different story. The new Nkululeko Pre and Nursery

Mama Ann started Sakhile Day Care Centre in her garage with six children. Today, more than 30 children will be skipping to school, looking forward to spending the day in a bright and happy classroom with lots of books, puzzles and toys to keep them busy – all thanks to the JAM Switzerland makeover! Sakhile

Itsoseng (meaning ‘wake up’) has undergone an amazing transformation thanks to the time and effort invested by the JAM Switzerland makeover team. “Thank you to JAM for what you are doing for us,” comments one mom on behalf of the parents. “This is an amazing opportunity for our kids – they are going to have

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