JAM's Development Approach
In line with JAM’s vision of Helping Africa Help Itself our programmes are built to provide sustainable assistance for our beneficiaries across the African continent. Our programs are built on the Complete Community Development Approach (CCDA), which ensures that we operate sustainable programmes that not only meet individuals’ immediate needs, but also change the landscape of the community, leaving permanent and sustainable transformation.
It is on this model that all our programmes, including Water and Sanitation, and Agricultural Development, are based. Many years after JAM was founded, we have reached millions of people in many communities in Africa and through the adoption of this development approach, we are hopeful that we will reach more. Our development programmes are a beacon of hope among the African countries in which we work, where many communities have resigned themselves to bleak futures.
JAM engages in nutritional feeding activities in relief and development environments. Food is an incredible resource for change and can save lives, improve health, motivate education and engage communities.
The provision of food to improvised communities, schools and clinics remains the cornerstone of JAM's programmes.
Agricultural Development remains one of Africa's best responses to rampant poverty. It provides a mechanism for community development and growth and promotes JAM's central vision of Helping Africa Help Itself.
JAM Engages with communities, schools and small holder farmers to improve agricultural practices, expand land usage and set up agriculture as a viable occupation for the future.
Water and Sanitation
Water = Life. Simple. JAM works to provide clean water, without which development would be impossible, to those in need across or programme areas.
Water is provided by drilling boreholes, using one of JAM's water drilling rigs, and installing hand pumps for the community. In doing this we provide clean water to people and communities that have been ravaged by the effects of dirty water.
JAM Rwanda Training Centre
The JAM Rwanda Training Centre, formerly the Fred Nkindla Life Centre, was established in 1998 to house and re-integrate Rwandan genocide orphans back into their communities.
Since then the orphanage has transitioned into a vocational training centre with over 150 students
JAM Mozambique - Established 1984
Joint Aid Mangement (JAM) was founded in 1984 in Pambarra, Mozambique. JAM was established in Mozambique to tackle poverty and starvation head-on, especially during the war in Mozambique where so many starved to death.
Over time JAM moved into school-feeding in Mozambique, and in 2013 fed over 300,000 primary school children in the country through the assistance of USDA.
Currently JAM is developing a "home grown school feeding" programme in Pambarra Mozambique using goods grown in and around the schools.
JAM Angola - Established 1991
In the height of the civil war in Angola, JAM established operations in the province of Benguela. Initially providing relief feeding and very quickly transitioning into school feeding.
JAM then established a food production facility in the province and started producing food for a WFP supported school feeding programme across the province.
In 2013 JAM fed more than 220,000 primary school children daily through the assistance of USDA.
JAM is now working with the Government of Angola to provide school meals to students in the Benguela and Kwanza-Sul provinces.
JAM South Sudan - Established 2002
In 2002 JAM expanded its intervention into Southern Sudan, then apart of the country "Sudan".
These programmes provided food, and water for many beneficiaries who were desperate after having been displaced during the civil war.
Since 2011, JAM's intervention has been growing rapidly. We now provide food for up to 500,000 people daily as a result of WFP support.
Current programme interventions include, school feeding, relief feeding and development feeding.
JAM South Africa - Established 2004
JAM South Africa was established in 2004 to provide school meals to South African students.
In 2008, when the South African Government took over school feeding, JAM started providing meals to pre-school students.
The pre-school feeding programme has since developed into a holistic Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme including teacher training, infrastructure development and feeding.
Today JAM SA provides daily meals to around 40,000 pre-school students across Gauteng, Eastern and Western Cape, KZN and Limpopo supported by KFC Add Hope and other partners.
JAM Rwanda - Established 1994
JAM established operations in Rwanda in 1994 immediately after the genocide, initially providing relief.
In 1998, thanks to support from Life Outreach International, JAM established the Fred Nkundla Life Centre (FNLC) to care for children orphaned by the genocide.
Since then the FNLC has integrated hundreds of orphans back into their families and communities and has transitioned the FNLC into a vocational skills and training centre.
This red bowl is a miracle, the red bowl is the bowl that gives hope to children. My hope, desire and dream is that this red bowl will reach every last child in the world
Community Leader, Benguela, Angola
I love children too much. JAM Help me so much about the food to feed these children, some of them don't get food at home. It’s Only JAM Helps Me
ECD Owner, Gauteng, South Africa
We never had clean water, we used to have a lot of diseases, I thank JAM for bringing us clean water. The clean water brings health to the children
WASH Committee member, Angola