The objective of JAM’s school makeover projects is to improve educational infrastructure in resource-poor settings, thereby creating a safe and stimulating environment for children to learn. In Mozambique, for instance, access to water provision and agricultural training is also a priority.
The scope of our school makeovers, or upgrades, depends on the budget available for each project. Teams from around the world take on the challenge and raise the funds for a designated upgrade. Participants are accommodated at JAM’s facilities and travel to the school each day to complete the upgrade within seven to 10 days. JAM’s headquarters in Johannesburg is well equipped to accommodate and cater for groups of up to 17 people.
JAM’s farm in Mozambique is a safe and tranquil environment with dormitory-style accommodation and offers a wonderful rural experience for donors and volunteers. This also provides the hard-working volunteers with a chance to take in some of the country’s natural beauty and cultural heritage. Those who come to work among rural Mozambicans, or in the informal settlements in South Africa, say that they experience the most rewarding adventure of their lives.