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.

We help Africa Help Itself through the following programmes:

Nutritional school feeding

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

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 smallholder farmers to improve agricultural practices, expand land usage and set up agriculture as a viable occupation for the future.

Water Sanitation and Health

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