JAM celebrates 30 years and a million children fed

Joint Aid Managment (JAM) celebrates its 30-year anniversary at Avianto Village Hotel in Mulderdrift on 21 August. JAM is a South African founded ‘international humanitarian development organisation’. CEO of JAM’s Peter Pretorius commented, “I am excited for this event; it’s been a long 30-year journey in which we have made a huge difference in Africa.”

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JAM Packed Celebration

A momentous evening was held to celebrate JAM’s (Joint Aid Management) 30th year of helping the poor in Africa. The black tie event (themed, The heart of Africa ) welcomed the founders of JAM Peter and Ann Pretorius along with partners, donors, colleagues and affiliates who had contributed to the work by JAM over the

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Children are the hardest hit in the South Sudan crisis

UNICEF and the World Food Programme report that close to a third of South Sudan’s population faces “acute” or “emergency” levels of hunger and malnutrition. Thousands of children remain stranded in remote parts of the country, where they are at risk of starvation. Aid agencies estimate that about 235 000 children could become dangerously malnourished

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Angola continues to invest in education facilities to foster long-term growth

The Angolan Government has initiated a countrywide repair and construction programme of higher education facilities as part of its National Development Plan. Emerging from a devastating civil war that ended in 2002, Angola is fast developing much-needed social infrastructure needed to bolster education and foster development. The Angolan Government’s prioritisation of the education system as

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Rwanda growing steadily despite continuing hurdles and challenges

When JAM’s Fred Nkunda Life Centre was established in 1998, the aim was to not only provide a safe haven for the vulnerable and orphaned children, primarily who were victims of the heinous 1994 Rwandan genocide. Following the genocide, the country worked hard to rebuild its economy, infrastructure, education system and social development. It is

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South Sudan: building a nation from scratch after independence

The world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, has had much international attention focused on it since it gained independence in 2011. Sadly, South Sudan is currently one of the most poorly developed African countries and faces a long process of social and economic development. Seeing the need and desperation in South Sudan, JAM began programmes in

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Investing in the improvement of Mozambique’s water infrastructure

A consequence of Mozambique’s consistent high summer rainfall are devastating floods, which has an effect on agricultural crops, travel and infrastructure. JAM’s was affected in January 2013, when floods damaged and swept away resources and commodities used in JAM’s development programmes that were stored in a warehouse in Gaza Province, the flooding temporarily affected JAM’s

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Education is an instrument for eradicating poverty in Mozambique

JAM has been providing nutritional relief and school feeding for many years, not only for survival, but also to encourage school attendance and getting an education. We have expanded our programs into agriculture to provide communities with much needed capacity to grow their own food. JAM’s programs have been instrumental in encouraging children to get

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