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

Be Amazing This Christmas

Sunday, 06 November 2016 by


World Food Day is a day dedicated to action against hunger and is recognised globally, every year on the 16th of October. This year we celebrated just a day after the official date on Monday 17 October, by teaching young children from JAM SA supported Impumelelo Educare Centre how to grow their own vegetables. The

JAM SA welcomed Craig Wittstock and Derek Schulze to the Red Riders in April… And, only a few months later, the duo has raised R52 500 for JAM South Africa. Craig and Derek took part in the Sani2C cycle race which takes riders from mountainous Underberg to coastal Scottburgh (263km) over three days. While they

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


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

“Recent statistics have shown that one in five children in the Northern Cape go to bed hungry every night,” said Pastor Maré Venter of CRC Upington which partnered with JAM earlier this year. In fact, malnutrition is the second leading cause of death in children in the province, according to Statistics South Africa. “The Northern