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Making a real difference – by Rick Ciaramitaro

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Making a real difference – by Rick Ciaramitaro

This is the story of how Rick Ciaramitaro, JAM Canadian Board member, hopes to contribute towards making a difference in the lives of thousands of African children in 2014 and beyond. What an amazing year 2013 has been. My wife, Cathy, and I have travelled across Canada and have also undertaken four overseas trips with

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Call for South Sudan to work towards increasing food security

With JAM having been involved in improving food security, providing nutritional relief and agricultural development in South Sudan since 2001, we are sensitive to the challenge of improving access to nutrition in the world’s newest nation. In November 2013, AllAfrica.com reported that the United Nations Food And Agricultural Organisation (UNFAO) called on the fledgling Government

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Changing lives one meal at a time – by Steve Fleming

When people visit any one of JAM’s African programs, it usually proves to be a life-changing and inspiring experience. Pastor Steve Fleming, JAM Canada Board Member, shares his most recent experiences. In 2011, together with my wife, Beth, we visited a number of nursery school makeovers and feeding programs in South Africa. It was difficult to

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Joyful childhood awaits Aurelia

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

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Children get fighting chance

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

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Building opportunities to dream

Manuel Antonio and Amelia Mateus are both students at EPC Josina Machel, a school for grades one to seven outside Beira in Sofala Province, Mozambique. The school is a beneficiary of JAM’s Nutritional School Feeding Programme, which supplies 382,013 children in Mozambique with a nutritious Corn Soya Blend meal every school day. With an easy

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