Jikani is proud to announce that our recently formed Incubator has started to support our first local co-operative. The Amathole Recycling co-operative supports waste collection and separation from the local Hogsback area. In order to become self-sustainable financially, it will also be producing South Africa’s best compost in due course. Collection activities are currently underway for carbon (garden refuse), nitrogen (animal manures), potassium (ash, bone meal etc.) as well as other secret ingredients such as bio-char etc.
The co-operative will be able to financially support around 6 members and their families going forward. In the truest sense of community participation, the local Bold Point community has offered a space for compost processing, alongside their own brick-making facilities, just outside of Hogsback.
Jikani is now a proud registered beneficiary of the MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Fundraising programme!
There are over 1500 partner stores where you can swipe and earn points.
To chose or add Jikani as your beneficiary (you can have up to 3 beneficiaries), either:
– Online www.myschool.co.za
– Call 0860 100 445
– Email email@example.com
or click the link for an online application form
Remember every swipe counts us help the community!
Jikani was excited to be part of the Crabbush Primary School prize giving celebrations this year, as the Grade 7’s were the first class to participate in the IT skills classes held at Jikani.
Certificates were awarded to the learners for their participation and attendance. The classes are a basic introduction to IT skills and give the learners a base on which to grow their knowledge.
A massive shout out to Yellow wood School who collected a very impressive 136 eco bricks for our reading room project. The learners came to Jikani to hand over the eco-bricks and enjoy an educational, fun day out in Hogsback.
THANK YOU Yellow wood School!
Thank you to Body Right Panel beaters for their continued support of the projects that we are running at Jikani.
Thanks to generous donors Jikani has been able to create a comfortable and dedicated space in which learners can come and study. We have also been able to equip the centre with 6 new computer units using the Raspberry Pi system and will be offering Skillwise e-learning courses.
This is so exciting for the people of Hogsback and the surrounding areas; being able to use a computer is something that is generally taken for granted by most. Being able to offer bursaries and a chance for people to attain this knowledge, automatically provides a chance for people to advance.
A massive thank you to our generous donors, without you this wouldn’t have been possible!
Tine Kruger and Kai Weber and everyone that donated to their crowd funding page – you know who you are!
Integrity Control Systems – www.integritycontrol.co.za
Ellipsis Consulting – www.ellipsis.co.za
The Rolf Stephan Nussbaum Foundation
A massive shout out to Securitronix who have donated a multifunction printer. This is such a bonus for the people of Hogsback as Jikani will now be able to start the office services project offering printing and copying services.
Also for securing our building with cctv and lighting us up with solar powered security lights – thank you so much!
Taking inspiration from other projects from around the globe, Jikani is challenging the local community of Hogsback to fill 10, 000 plastic bottles with non-biodegradable plastics and polystyrene that would otherwise be a big problem to dispose of.
The first focus will be building walls for the kraal on the Jikani property, so that a reading room can be created for all the children of Hogsback to enjoy.
Funding applications are currently underway to expand on the project and help with poverty alleviation; by paying R3 for a 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.
Jikani will be hosting a ‘High Tea’ on the 8th of October at Vula Vista at the Edge from 10:30AM to 1PM.
The Guest Speaker is Dr Tim Wilson talking Healing the Nation, Healing our Village, there is also an optional guided walk around the labyrinth by Liz Thomas.
Tickets are R100 please RSVP to Gemma by 6th October 045 962 1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org