Established in 2011, KIKA Designs is an initiative that offers employment opportunities to local township designers whilst supporting education for young underprivileged children. KIKA produces hand crafted beaded products, such as beautiful decor ornaments and chic accessories – each with a unique personal touch from the talented designers.

Amongst some of the product designers are Nobuntu Citashe and Alice Moleleki, both single mothers of three and four children, who are able to educate  and feed their children with help from both their  employment with KIKA and sponsorship from the KIKA initiative. KIKA’s main education sponsorships focus around two high school female scholars, one of whom cannot be named due to the foster care restrictions and the second is Ferlin du Preez, an amazing young lady, showing promising leadership skills, who loves art and who’s dream is to become a doctor one day.

“KIKA is more than just a sideline charity project; it is a family and a unity of talented people who strive to make a difference by giving opportunities to underprivileged children”, comments Co-Founder Catherine Schincariol.

The official media day for these designs took place at the wonderful TRIBE Coffee Shop situated at The Foundry in Woodstock.

The KIKA products range from African guardian angel gift cards to beaded bracelets and gorgeous Christmas decorations all within the price range of R25, 00 to R160, 00. To help support the KIKA initiative, visit their website and Twitter page @KIKA_designs or contact the team on

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