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From Bleak Reality to Real Amazing

Friday, 16 September 2016 by

Packed with all the high emotions and all the big numbers worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster, JAM unveils its ‘Real Amazing’ campaign to a star-studded gathering of guests at a glittering fundraising event held at the exclusive Avianto Wedding Venue in Johannesburg, South Africa on 15 September 2016. Guests are pleasantly surprised to find that

Day of the African Child

Thursday, 16 June 2016 by

For close to 12,000 days, JAM has celebrated and nurtured the rights of the African child. On June 16th, together with the people of this great and complex continent, we celebrate the Day of the African Child. As an organisation established out of a need to provide relief and hope to those trapped and affected

At JAM, we always say every day is a Mandela Day! Reaching out to the less fortunate is the very essence of who we are. We are here to serve and help change lives for the better every day, in line with our vision of ‘Helping Africa Help itself.’ Mandela Day (July 18) has become

JAM International is celebrating Nelson Mandela Day on July 18, in partnership with our friends, donors and supporters in every single JAM outpost. From our head office in Johannesburg, South Africa to Angola, Rwanda, South Sudan, Mozambique and our fundraising ‘affiliate’ offices in Germany, Switzerland, Canada, USA and the UK, we are all joining hands

JAM Angola continues to be a treasured partner to hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries in Benguela Province through our varied and vital programme work. JAM’s commitment and longstanding presence has resulted in JAM being a respected and viable and reputable development partner for numerous international donors. Yet, it has been a longstanding vision of JAM

The success of the school gardening and sustainability programme has created a buzz of excitement amongst learners, Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and school administrators. Buoyed by their success and the interest shown by Ministry of Education officials, several schools have participated in Agriculture Expos in Sofala and Inhambane Provinces. EP1 Savanah was singled out for

South Sudan Crisis Appeal

Monday, 13 January 2014 by

With an estimated 4,000 people dead and more than 200,000 displaced in just three weeks, over 100 000 of these being children – and with warnings that these numbers could increase dramatically – South Sudan is currently in a state of emergency that is effecting tens of thousands of children every day. Well over 100,000

Angola continues to be affected by a devastating three-year drought, specifically in its southern and central provinces. Located in the southern province of Benguela, JAM is aware of the magnitude this disaster has had, and continues to have, on hundreds of thousands of children in Angola. Yet, in this tragedy, a glimmer of hope has

Joyful childhood awaits Aurelia

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The life of a three-year-old girl is supposed to be about dolls, ‘tea parties’ and jungle gyms. Aurelia Chaomgende’s life is certainly a far cry from this. Her stature and energy levels are poorly developed compared to that of her peers, which is evident in her peeling skin, weak body, protruding rib cage, and flaky

Children get fighting chance

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The tragedy and injustice of a child dying from a lack of food should not happen in 2013. Sadly, cases of acute malnutrition are not uncommon in Africa. It is an injustice that JAM and its donors are fighting in Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and South Sudan. JAM distributes lifesaving F75 and F100 therapeutic milk

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