Support us

If you would like to support Jikani via donation or sponsorship of one of our projects then please contact us.

Our Projects and Ways You Can Help

We are constantly exploring new projects to uplift our communities and create jobs. We have several projects on the go – would you like to support one of them? We don’t only need funding but would like to encourage you to visit us in Hogsback and get involved. Alternatively we want to inspire you on your own sustainable development journey. Read on…


Our incubator requires funding to help develop local entrepreneurs to become financially self-sufficient. Please see our incubator page for more details.

Eco-brick project

A huge thank you to all the dedicated eco-brick collectors from across the Eastern Cape. We hope we have helped to ignite a passion for recycling and green construction amongst you. Jikani is no longer collecting eco-bricks, having reached our target. Having utilised the eco-bricks as wall insulation for our library and reading room, we are now looking at other innovative ways to utilise our remaining bricks. Some of these include:

  • Constructing waste separation bays at the Hogsback recycling centre
  • Constructing benches and taxi shelters for local commuters in the area

Dependable Strengths Workshops

Given by the local facilitators that trained last year, these workshops focus on training people to be more in control of their futures and better prepare them for finding employment, through discovering their strengths and skills. This project strongly aligns 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 being run.


At present our Second Time Around charity shop, training rooms and office all operate from 1 building. This means a crowded space for training and limits the potential for the IT project and other skills development projects to grow.

It is our dream to develop a full training and conference facility on our property. We have a half-constructed building already so we are appealing to everyone with an interest in Jikani to support this initiative. 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 various functions Jikani performs.

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.

A little can go a long way to making a difference in someone’s life. If you would be interested in being involved or sponsoring one of our projects above then please contact us.