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Happy Day Care Centre

Happiness at Happy Day Care Centre “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

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Perseverance pays off!

Ukubekezela kuyasiza [perseverance pays off]! “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

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Leshoko Day Care Centre

Proactive development at Leshoko Day Care Centre 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

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Feeding more kids in need

JAM enables ECD centres to feed more kids in need 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

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Ubuntu in Diepsloot

School boys demonstrate ubuntu in action in Diepsloot “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

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Home for future stars

KZN centre makes a home for future stars 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

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Real freedom for all

Another 20 years of real freedom for all “More than 11 million orphans and vulnerable children benefit from social grants to ensure that poverty in their homes does not disadvantage them and destroy their future,” said President Jacob Zuma at  the Union Buildings in Pretoria as South Africa’s 20 years of freedom was celebrated on 27

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Centre to tackle ECD

Centre launched to tackle ECD 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

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Making a difference

Making a difference through music – by Janet Rich Janet Rich, a talented South African singer, songwriter and pianist tells us about what led to the launch of her self-titled album and donating R5 from each sale to Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA). As a little girl, I remember sitting on the carpet

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