About Jika Uluntu
Jika Uluntu meaning to “turn/change community” was founded in 2017 in response to the extensive needs of the children and families linked to Nkwezana Primary School and the communities located along the Wild Coast Jikeleza Route in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
The organisation’s overarching vision is for every vulnerable child to access the opportunities to thrive! Jika Uluntu strives to achieve its vision in a sustainable manner by strengthening families and their communities through partnerships, capacity building and support services. Areas of focus are physical and emotional wellbeing, poverty alleviation and education.
With support of its founding donor a Social Worker was employed in June 2017, enabling a detailed data analysis of 58 targeted households comprising of 269 individuals. This was the first step in designing a needs-based intervention from which the following outcomes were established:
- Outcome 1: Improved parenting & relationship between guardians and their children
- Outcome 2: Improved health and wellbeing of poverty stricken & HIV affected households
- Outcome 3: Improved school attendance and performance
- Outcome 4: Improved economic resilience of poverty stricken & HIV/Aids affected households
Towards meeting its outcomes Jika Uluntu has numerous project activities that reach children and their families. Jika Uluntu has a comprehensive monitoring, evaluation and reporting system which enables the capturing of qualitative and quantitative data at an individual and household level. This enables reliable measurement of short term and long term results.