How does JDI work?
Initially a group is formed by people who want to get involved and make positive changes – these people can be friends, colleagues, family, professionals, students – it doesn’t matter at all. A direct debit is set up, enabling any monthly amount of money from each person’s account to accumulate in the JDI central account. The group then has a substantial amount to support a project of their choosing. This could be buying bunk beds for a home for abused children; soccer boot and balls for a organisation that encourages youths into sport and away from gangs; linking small struggling businesses in the townships with professionals who can assist; or providing plants and equipment to a garden-greening project that works to transform wastelands in poverty-stricken areas into peace parks and vegetable gardens….the choice is endless, and up to each individual JDI group.
If a group wants help finding a project to support, they can browse the projects page on the website or contact central admin for advice. Likewise, if another group has found a new project that they want to help, they can post it on the webpage and even contact other groups if they are looking for extra funding.
JDI operates as a constant organic whole, mobilising people to work to their strengths and assist where they can, and providing a central arena where people all over the world can come together to make positive changes to those who really need it.