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CRC Kimberley and JAM Turn Lives Around

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

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


Making Every Day a Mandela Day

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



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

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

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