JJC creates future leaders

Fairways Primary School acted as a distribution centre for the 400 000 eggs that were donated by various schools in Joburg.


The Johannesburg Junior Councillors (JJC) collected a whopping 400 000 donated Easter eggs from Fairways Primary School, in Sandton.

Fairways Primary acted as the distribution centre for the hundreds of thousands of eggs that were donated by various schools around Joburg. Some of the charities that will benefit from the generosity include Life Ministries which will receive 60 000 eggs and Chubby Chums Charity which will receive 50 000.

Laura Esteves (chairman) of Holy Rosary School, Duncan Agor (deputy mayor) of Bella Vista School and Joseph Joffie (mayor) of Crawford Preparatory Sandton.

The JJC was established in 1928 and is a registered non-governmental organisation run by the youth of Joburg. JJC consists of 80 young and inspired leaders who come from about 40 different schools in Joburg. Some of those schools include Crawford College Sandton, Parktown Boys, Redhill School and St David’s Marist Inanda, to name a few.

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Each school will nominate two representatives for participation on the JJC which is comprised of a governing body, executive committee, chairperson, mayor, deputy mayor, speaker of the house, chief whip and the communications and media liaisons.

Claudia Londi, is an ex-junior councillor and returns to help out with events, Avrille Gork is the Chairperson and Avril Rebeck is the CEO of the Johannesburg Junior Councillors.

Among their many activities, the councillors are committed to developing future leaders and upstanding citizens of the country. Chairperson of JJC, Avrille Gork said, “We concentrate on a leadership programme for these individuals and help develop their skills through community work.”

Joseph Joffie of Crawford Preparatory Sandton was elected as mayor and when asked by Sandton Chronicle what duties were involved, he replied, “I am responsible for giving speeches and acknowledging the hard work and generosity of all. It’s a fantastic programme to be in as you learn leadership qualities at a young age.”

The JJC receives assistance and mentoring from the governing body that is comprised of parents and past and present junior councillors.

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Jessica Knibbs

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