To our great joy we can announce that Jacana has been chosen as the winner of the 2018/2019 Jobena Award.This is a huge recognition and boost for Jacana’s work.

Jobena Foundation was founded in 1996 with the aim of supporting cultural projects and development projects and every two years an award is given to a project that has self-development as an effort and goal.

Jobena jury says about Jacana: “We are charmed by the approach of Jacana and how they embed small scale self-development in local population.”

On 3 February Jacana was awarded the Jobena prize 2018/2019 in Amersfoort. This took place during an event organized by both Jobena and Jacana.

After a welcome speech by the chairperson of Jobena Foundation, Cilia van Tiel, Rik Haanen explained, by showing a video, how Jacana supports small Zambian entrepreneurs. People asked interesting questions after watching the video.

After a drink and a snack, an auction was organized; the proceeds were doubled by Jobena. The public was more than willing to offer on paintings, dinners and other curiosities. In the end the total amount of 18,297.57 euro’s was handed over to Jacana board members.

Jobena Foundation, thanks again for the recognition we received as Jacana through this award!

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