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What’s In A Makeover? Part 1

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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

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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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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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All things wise at Ipopeng

All things wise and wonderful at Ipopeng “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

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Khulani kids

Khulani kids now full of smiles thanks to JAM Germany makeover! 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

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Colourful Makeover

Colourful makeover for informal settlement day care centre 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. Written by Joni Tollner and published by Roodepoort Northsider community newspaper on 13 December 2013  

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New life

New life for Leshoko Day Care Centre 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

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New Nkululeko!

Welcome to the beautiful new Nkululeko! 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.

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Brighter future for Orange Farm

Brighter future for Orange Farm’s children 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

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Itsoseng Day Care

Itsoseng Day Care wakes up to a new look! 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

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