JAM’s Development Approach

Our mission is to provide food security, nutrition, water and sanitation to vulnerable communities in Africa in dignified and sustainable ways. We run a multitude of programmes in Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan and Uganda.

In accordance with our tagline, Helping Africa Help Itself, JAM works closely with communities to implement programmes that not only provide immediate humanitarian relief but enable sustainable change taking them from vulnerable to stable.


Food and Nutrition

JAM currently provides close to a million meals through food and nutritional assistance. The majority of those served is through our school feeding programmes which provide sufficient nutrition to ensure successful development both physically and scholastically. Proven results have shown that school attendance is improved as a result of school feeding programmes, leading to improved learning and a better future for every child.

Through our outpatient therapeutic programmes in and around vulnerable communities, screening, active case-finding and proper management of malnutrition takes place.

Food Security and Livelihoods

As a complement to our school feeding programmes, school gardens and other grassroots educational initiatives are implemented for a greater variety and nutritional fortification in diet, as well as an educational benefit.

Community agriculture initiatives provide many benefits:

  • Improved crop production
  • Household diet diversification
  • Livelihood and food security
  • Increased household income
  • Improved nutrition outcomes
  • Improved immune systems
  • Empowerment and restoration of dignity

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

JAM’s Water and Sanitation programme sbegzanin 2001, with a mission to provide a critical and sustainable response to the 325 million Africans without access to clean water.

JAM works with African communities to establish sanitation best practices, improve agriculture, and empower people to create sustainable clean water access.

Programme Objectives

  • Save Lives
  • Increase Access to clean water
  • Improve Health & Hygiene
  • Promote Education
  • Gender Equality and Opportunity
  • Develop Communities

Emergency Relief

When disaster strikes, JAM stands ready to provide aid to the disaster-affected populations in which we operate. Whether it is a major rapid onset emergency or a small to a medium-scale humanitarian crisis, JAM is ready to deploy, reduce human suffering and save lives.

While responding to humanitarian emergencies, JAM is committed to international quality standards, ensuring assistance is provided in dignified and sustainable ways. This includes community participation in every step of the response planning, implementation, continuous feedback, evaluation and learning.

Our response focuses on providing emergency food assistance, cash & food vouchers, emergency nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and humanitarian logistics.

Our programmes are tailored to align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), those of No Poverty,
Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well Being and Quality Education.

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