Jikani Opening

First Official day at Jikani

It is the first day of March, and the first official day of Jikani! It is a good time to recap:

* We have a lease on The Ring on the Main Road, Hogsback at R1 500 per month;;
* Our application for registration is in but we have heard nothing yet;
* We have a bank account at FNB in Fort Beaufort, and R20 000 in it,
* We have a partially-complete website, http://www.jikani.com, (Please visit to get more details ) and 2 email addresses – office@jikani.com and info@jikani.com;
* We have a Constitution;
* We have a promise of at least one working and up-to-date laptop from Lynn and possibly more desk-tops from Maggie;
* We have the promise of a sewing machine and an overlocker;
* We have an order for R11 200’s worth of small gifts, to be confirmed when their funding is through;
* We have two enquiries for wooden garden screens/trellises;

What we do not have:
* Any electricity, and the existing arrangements are mostly ‘Heath Robinson’ and we need a licensed electrician to sort them out;
* Any water; and one toilet needs a seat and a working door handle;
* A telephone line or instrument;
* Any floor covering;
* Any cleaning and maintenance equipment;
* Any tools and equipment for projects;
* Any office equipment other than a punch, sharpener;
* Any furniture whatever other than a large drinks fridge, a smallish unfitted safe and some fitted shelves.

We need:
* Roof paint
* Wall paint
* cement
* floor tiles (we will use the inexpensive vinyl tiles)
* new or reconditioned doors at the back
* light fittings and more wall plugs, an uninterrupted power supply and surge-protect;
* tools and equipment – for woodwork initially
* scissors, material and haberdashery
* tables, chairs, a desk, floor mats, a clothing rail, two-drawer (or bigger) filing cabinet, store cupboards, wall cabinets (kitchen cupboards will do)
* office consumables – paper, files, receipts, cash books, order book, delivery book, pens, pencils, rulers, scissors, stapler and staples and so on
* photocopier, laminator, printer, guillotine
* volunteers to help with setting up and manning the office until it is settled and and the cash flow is operating
* clearing work done on the long grass in front of and behind the buildings, and repair of the fencing and Kraal screens
* DONATIONS.

Do pop in and see what is happening. There should be someone there from about 09:00 on Monday.

Thanks.

Margaret

The Revd Margaret Fourie

Tel +27 (0)45-962-1244
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