Having been established in 1984, JAM International has managed to develop programmes that address the needs of the various communities that JAM International is present in. To achieve this, JAM International has garnered the support of a number of individuals and organisations including churches, non-governmental organisations, local and national governments, corporates and private donors.
Through the partnerships JAM International has developed with international donors, mainly through our Affiliate Offices, and local donors, mainly through our Country Offices, we have managed to become one of the largest African founded development organisations. Below is a list of some of our largest partnerships over the last few years in the various Country Offices JAM International works in.
LOI is JAM’s longest serving funding and developmental partner, having begun working with JAM soon after its establishment. LOI is an international ministry that is involved in a number of outreach and development initiatives around the world. Through LOI support, JAM has reached millions of impoverished and vulnerable African communities through its programmes, which have been developed with LOI’s invaluable assistance. Some of these programmes include emergency food relief, Nutritional Feeding, Agricultural Development, Food Production and the drilling of water wells for safe drinking water.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. JAM has been an implementing partner of the WFP since 2003 for a School Feeding programme in Angola and Mozambique. Following the successful implementation and completion of these programmes, JAM and the WFP partnered again in what is now known as South Sudan in 2008. JAM’s partnership with the WFP in South Sudan has expanded as the needs of this country have evolved since independence was achieved in 2011. JAM is currently the WFP’s second largest implementing partner in South Sudan, and currently implements four vital programmes on behalf of the WFP.
Developing international partnerships, particularly linked with its programme countries, is a core component of JAM’s sustainable development approach; in Angola we have established a strong partnership with the BP Angola. BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies and has invested significantly in social development. JAM first partnered with BP Angola to redevelop a school that JAM was providing nutritious meals to in Benguela Province in 2012. In recognition of the work done by JAM and the successful implementation of that project, BP contracted JAM to drill 10 water wells in Kwanza Sul Province in 2013.
Saving Moses is a global initiative to save dying babies and toddlers, particularly those suffering from malnutrition, by supplying clinics with lifesaving F75 and F100 therapeutic milks. Soon after it was founded in 2010, Saving Moses began supplying JAM with therapeutic milks for distribution to six clinics in Benguela Province, Angola. Despite the effects of the recent droughts that have plagued Angola for the past couple of years, JAM and Saving Moses’ special partnership has helped save the lives of hundreds of children in Angola annually, and continues to form a crucial component of JAM’s Nutritional Feeding programmes in Angola.
The United States Agricultural Department's McGovern Dole (MGD) programme is named after former United States Senators’ George McGovern and Bob Dole who sponsored and drove the United States Congress to pass legislation that established the MGD programme. The USDA appointed JAM to implement the McGovern-Dole (MGD) International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Programme in Mozambique in 2007 and Angola in 2009. Under this programme, JAM has been able to deliver millions of meals to 400 000 children in Mozambique and 300 000 in Angola every school day.
For every pair of shoes TOMS Shoes sells, it gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Founded in 2007, TOMS Shoes has given more than 10 million pairs of shoes to children in need by June 2013. JAM International is a shoe giving partner of TOMS, and in 2013 distributed over 225 000 pairs of shoes to children in Angola and 60 330 pairs to children in South Africa. The partnership, while only its first year, has proven to be a fruitful for JAM international and most importantly our beneficiaries, many of whom received their first pair of shoes ever thanks to TOMS and JAM’s joining hands together.
ADPP (Ajuda De Desenvolvimento De Povo Para Povo), which translates to Development Aid from People to People, is an Angolan Development organisation that has implemented numerous developmental projects in the country since 1982. The organisation is a co-founding member of the global network of developmental organisations Humana People to People. Developing local partnerships is a key component of JAM’s vision of Helping Africa Help itself and in 2011, ADPP partnered with us to implement the Teacher Training and Agricultural Development programmes component of the Mcgovern Doll grant, which was awarded to JAM by the United States Department of Agriculture. Through this partnership, we have been able to expand the capacity of local organisation, teachers, and improved agricultural production dramatically.
Ministry of Education
JAM’s successful transition from nutritional relief to our School Feeding programme in 2000, enabled JAM to develop a partnership with the Angolan Ministry of Education. Through this strong and developing partnership, we have been able to extend and expand our School Feeding programme to more local districts in Benguela Province as well as expand to Kwanza Sul Province. We are excited by the progress and vision of our counterparts’ in the Ministry and look forward to expanding our School Feeding programme with their assistance. Through this partnership, JAM has been to feed 300,000 children in Angola every school day.
Ministry of Health
JAM has provided lifesaving assistance to thousands of children since we were first asked by the government to provide assistance and support in 1991. In 2010, JAM was able to expand its nutritional feeding programme to support six malnutrition clinics with life saving F75 and F100 therapeutic milks in Benguela and Kwanza Sul provinces. JAM’s support has saved the lives of thousands of children as a devastating drought has decimated much of the limited agricultural activities in Benguela Province resulting in a severe spike in the cases of malnutrition cases.