Programme Countries

Programme Countries

  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • South Sudan
  • South Africa

Angola

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.

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Mozambique

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.

Programmes

  • Sustainable Agricultural Development: To combat the cycle of poverty and food insecurity, we have introduced the Farm, Empower, Enhance and Distribute (FEED) cycle. This sustainable approach aims to make farming profitable for families and communities. This high-payoff outgrower scheme helps us provide all the maize and soya needed for school feeding and also encourages agricultural development by helping local farmers become commercially viable.
  • Nutritional School Feeding: Aiming at the heart of the troubling lack of access to food in some areas of the country, JAM supplies school meals to children every school day. Through this programme, the children in Inhambane Province, Mozambique are fed with food grown at the Pambarra Life Centre Training Farm.
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): In order to bring a clean and safe water to communities, we drill and install water wells in areas where it’s not uncommon for women and young girls to walk up four hours a day to collect often contaminated water from rivers and makeshift dams. Our water programme includes rehabilitation of hand-pumped water water wells and training on the effective and sustainable use of those wells. We also establish WASH committees in the recipient communities to monitor and promote responsible water-use and hygiene.
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Rwanda

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.

Programme Details Of The STC

  • The skills centre was built in response to the changing needs of young Rwandese.
  • Students follow the national education curriculum and the Rwandan Department of Education assesses them independently.
  • Those without a high school diploma are able to complete a one-year certificate, and those who have completed high school can enrol in a three-year course.
  • The STC provides instruction in welding, hairdressing, culinary arts, masonry and carpentry, with female students also encouraged to study in male-dominated fields and with management having sound plans for expansion.
  • In addition, all students are also taught French, English, mathematics, entrepreneurship and computer literacy.
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South Sudan

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.

Programmes

  • General Food Distribution: Food parcels are distributed to severely food insecure households and include the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme, which are child focused and intended to reduce malnutrition in children under five.
  • Food For Education: Children receive meals every school day.
  • Food For Assets/Cash for Assets: Community members who create assets and infrastructure are paid with cash or with food.
  • Health and Nutrition: Food is provided to children, with a focus on Severe Acute Malnutrition, childbearing women and pregnant and lactating women.
  • Food security and livelihood: Emergency livelihood kits are provided and training is given to farmers and anglers to protect their livelihoods.
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South Africa

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.

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