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Our Future Planned Projects and ways you can help
Jikani never likes to standstill and are constantly exploring new opportunities to create projects that provide upliftment and job opportunities. We have a few projects we are looking to get started – would you like to support one of them? Read on …
Expanding on the existing eco-brick project, Jikani is looking for funding to be able to pay people for the completed bricks. It is estimated that 10, 000 bricks are needed to complete the walls of the kraal and a suggested price to pay would R3 per brick. The benefits of this initiative would be the following:
- Anyone would have the means to make enough money to buy at least one meal a day; encouraging earning with dignity and curbing begging.
- People would be more aware of recycling and highlighting the responsible and creative way that recycled materials can be used.
- Promoting a plastic free Hogsback.
Dependable Strengths workshops
The aim of this project is to offer Dependable Strengths workshops using the local facilitators that were trained last year. These workshops focus on training people to feel more in control to influence their futures and better prepare them for finding employment by discovering their strengths and skills. This project totally in-lines itself to Jikani’s mandate of community building, social cohesion, skills development and alleviating the high levels of unemployment.
The average cost of the Dependable strengths workshops is R300 – R900 per participant (depending on the course that is being run) funding money would be spent on venue hire, meals, facilitators wages, printed materials and stationery.
At present the shop, training rooms and office all operate from 1 building. This provides only limited space for training and limits the potential for the IT project and other skills development projects to grow.
It is the dream of Jikani to purchase 2 containers to be used to house the Second Time Around shop, integrating with the kraal so an attractive, consolidated space is created. This will leave the original building to be used as training rooms and be able to offer a dedicated quiet studious space in which learners can work.
Board members have been working closely with a local architect who is passionate to assist Jikani in improving the grounds and making the most use of the space for the multifarious functions Jikani performs. He has much experience in co-ordinating, upskilling and skills transference and is dedicated to working along side the work force that would be needed to remodel the basic containers into a functional space; providing another programme where upliftment and skills development will occur.
Quotes have been obtained and 1 container can be purchased, including delivery for R30,000 and refurbished for a further R20, 000.
A little can go a long way to making a difference in someones life. Should you wish to donate in some way to Jikani or require more information on the project please contact us.
Through research and requests there is a high demand for sewing and alteration services. The purchase of four basic sewing machines would provide income to people that already have the knowledge to use them by being able to offer sewing and mending services. The existing sewers would then be able to ‘pay it forward’ by sharing their knowledge and teaching other interested people in how to use the machines. This will provide people with an instant ‘cottage industry’ opportunity, making branded bags and material products to sell in the Second Time around shop.
Purchasing a brushcutter will not only save money on garden services but also provide employment for at least one person with the intention of expanding this service into a business opportunity.
The benefits of having a washing machine would mean that Jikani could launder the clothes that have been donated making them more desirable for resale. This could also be grown into a business opportunity.
If you would be interested in being involved or sponsoring one of our community projects please contact us.