Johannesburg Awakening Minds, or JAM, is a theatre group run by actress Dorothy-Ann Gould as a way to help homeless men find their voices (quite literally) and gain in self-confidence as part of a journey of recovery.
The men were recruited from the soup kitchen that has been run for many years by the Good Shepherd Street Children, a joint project of St Michael’s Anglican Church in Bryanston and St George’s Anglican Church in Parktown.
The other offshoot of the Good Shepherd Street Children was the St George’s Turning Point Home, which became the St George’s Turning Point Foundation. Although we are a separate organisation now, the membership of Good Shepherd and Turning Point Foundation overlaps, and we have a close relationship.
All kudos to Dorothy-Ann for the great work she is doing.
Johannesburg Awakening Minds will perform on Sunday, April 14 from 2-3pm at Piza e Vino on Lothbury Road in Melville. Tickets R80. Details from 072-287-4996.