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Steve Jacobson's 60th Birthday Fundraiser

Steve Jacobson's 60th Birthday Fundraiser

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In 2018, Steve Jacobson and his sister Val Mardon worked with Afrika Tikkun to set up the Garden to Kindergarten project in memory of their late sister, Sandi Jacobson, aka Millie Khumalo.

The idea was to craft a programme that would improve the lives and prospects of South African children and at the same time honour Sandi’s primary passions; growing vegetables in combination with growing young minds and bodies.

The programme, which originally started in Orange Farm - where the vegetable garden bears Sandi’s name - is now running across all five of Afrika Tikkun’s centres in Diepsloot, Orange Farm, Braamfontein, Alexandra and Mfuleni. Each centre has a flourishing garden in which the programme takes place. These gardens are spaces of learning but also produce a large portion of the fresh produce that is used to make daily meals for the children, young people and staff at Afrika Tikkun's centres.

The programme teaches children, ages 5-to-6, about the art of growing vegetables, the value of fresh organically grown nutrition, food security, food sovereignty and the wonder of growing food from seed.

Given the current context of food insecurity, made even worse by the covid-19 pandemic, this programme is incredibly important and Afrika Tikkun is looking to extend its reach to more children.

To celebrate his 60th birthday, Steve would like to invite you to join him in reaching the target of $10 000 AUD / £5 400 / ZAR 107 000 to support Afrika Tikkun's Garden to Kindergarten programme in Orange Farm for a whole year and continue Sandi’s legacy.


  • Aug 01, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Happy happy! Keep up the great work!" - Balmer Family

  • Jul 30, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Happy birthday Uncle ekse!" - Paul and girls

  • Jul 27, 2021 - USD $ 33.82
  • "Happiest 60th birthday Steve" - Vanessa

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 360.00
  • "In celebration of Steve’s 60th birthday and in loving memory of Sandi who inspired this incredible project " - Diane Jacobson

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "." - Anonymous

  • Jul 27, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Happy 60th Uncle Shteeve!" - Agent Gundwan

  • Jul 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Great project²" - Theagles

  • Jul 26, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Congrats, Stevie. Great milestone and great job getting there." - Dave Burton

  • Jul 24, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "Happy happy Jim" - Linz

  • Jul 23, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Happy Birthday Steve " - Shkek

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Donations to date

R 6 859.99

Fundraising target

R 100 000.00

Afrika Tikkun

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Afrika Tikkun (AT) was founded in 1994 with the goal of developing and uplifting young people in disadvantaged communities resident in the Republic of South Africa. With like-minded partners, Afrika Tikkun aims to end child poverty and youth unemployment through a holistic approach that begins in early childhood and ends with productive adults accessing the economy. Our approach provides all-inclusive care (nutrition, health and social) services and helps SA’s youth achieve success with a model called Cradle-to-Career 360°, which has earned Afrika Tikkun recognition for being one of the most impactful organisations in South Africa. We operate from four centres in Gauteng and one in Cape Town.

To set up your own fundraising page for Afrika Tikkun click here