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From Bleak Reality to Real Amazing

Sunday, 18 September 2016 by

Packed with all the high emotions and all the big numbers worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster, JAM unveils its ‘Real Amazing’ campaign to a star-studded gathering of guests at a glittering fundraising event held at the exclusive Avianto Wedding Venue in Johannesburg, South Africa on 15 September 2016. Guests are pleasantly surprised to find that

Day of the African Child

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 by

For close to 12,000 days, JAM has celebrated and nurtured the rights of the African child. On June 16th, together with the people of this great and complex continent, we celebrate the Day of the African Child. As an organisation established out of a need to provide relief and hope to those trapped and affected

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On Thursday, 21 August, Joint Aid Management will commemorate 30 years of service on the African continent at a gala event in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1984, JAM’s Group CEO, Peter Pretorius, founded JAM after he witnessed countless deaths from starvation while he was stranded at a relief camp in Pambarra, Mozambique. After returning to

The success of the school gardening and sustainability programme has created a buzz of excitement amongst learners, Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and school administrators. Buoyed by their success and the interest shown by Ministry of Education officials, several schools have participated in Agriculture Expos in Sofala and Inhambane Provinces. EP1 Savanah was singled out for

South Sudan Crisis Appeal

Monday, 13 January 2014 by

With an estimated 4,000 people dead and more than 200,000 displaced in just three weeks, over 100 000 of these being children – and with warnings that these numbers could increase dramatically – South Sudan is currently in a state of emergency that is effecting tens of thousands of children every day. Well over 100,000

Joyful childhood awaits Aurelia

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The life of a three-year-old girl is supposed to be about dolls, ‘tea parties’ and jungle gyms. Aurelia Chaomgende’s life is certainly a far cry from this. Her stature and energy levels are poorly developed compared to that of her peers, which is evident in her peeling skin, weak body, protruding rib cage, and flaky

Children get fighting chance

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The tragedy and injustice of a child dying from a lack of food should not happen in 2013. Sadly, cases of acute malnutrition are not uncommon in Africa. It is an injustice that JAM and its donors are fighting in Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and South Sudan. JAM distributes lifesaving F75 and F100 therapeutic milk

JAM’s farm, a first for Africa

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

JAM believes in the importance of innovative thinking in order to move forward positively. The work done over the years at the Pambarra Life Centre at Vilankulos, Mozambique – and our vision for the future – are good examples of JAM’s focused intent to keep on pushing the boundaries of its development work in order

Diseases attack malnourished children

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 by

Drought conditions continue to affect most of the southern part of Angola and many rural households are experiencing the effects of a second year of poor rainfall and significant crop losses, which are estimated to be between 40 and 70 percent. This situation contributes to the problem of both moderate and severe malnutrition cases among

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