1 599 041 PEOPLE ASSISTED IN 2020
JAM Angola was established in 1991at the height of the civil war initially providing relief feeding. JAM then established a food production facility in the province and started producing food for a WFP supported school feeding programme across the province and then went on to feed more than 220,000, primary school children, daily in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Currently, JAM is working with the local Government to provide school meals to students in the Benguela and Kwanza-Sul provinces and work in Malnutrition Clinics across the country to address Severe and Acute Malnutrition amongst infants, children, and pregnant or lactating women.
Joint Aid Management (JAM) was founded in 1984 in Pambarra, Mozambique.Click Here to watch our founder’s story. JAM was established in Mozambique to tackle poverty and starvation head-on, especially during the war in Mozambique where so many starved to death
Over time JAM moved into school-feeding in Mozambique, and in 2013 fed over 300,000 primary school children in the country through the assistance of USDA.
Currently JAM is developing a “home grown school feeding” programme in Pambarra Mozambique using goods grown in and around the schools
The JAM Beira Food Factory received ISO 22000 Certification in September 2019, in the scope of Manufacturing and Distribution of Corn Soy Blends.
This means international recognition of operational excellence and food safety methods, in terms of producing and distributing food of exceptional quality.
JAM’s food safety processes are vital in ensuring that our beneficiaries receive top quality CSB as JAM is recognized as adhering to international standards of food safety principles
- Nutritional School Feeding: Aiming at the heart of the troubling lack of access to food in some areas of the country, JAM supplies school meals to children every school day. Through this program, the children in Inhambane Province, Mozambique are fed with food grown at the Pambarra Life Centre Training Farm.
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): In order to bring a clean and safe water to communities, we drill and install water wells in areas where it’s not uncommon for women and young girls to walk up four hours a day to collect often contaminated water from rivers and makeshift dams. Our water program includes rehabilitation of hand-pumped water wells and training on the effective and sustainable use of those wells. We also establish WASH committees in the recipient communities to monitor and promote responsible water-use and hygiene.
3000 PEOPLE ASSISTED IN 2020
JAM established operations in Rwanda in 1994 immediately after the genocide, initially providing relief.
In 1998, thanks to support from Life Outreach International, JAM established the Fred Nkundla Life Centre (FNLC) to care for children orphaned by the genocide.
Since then the FNLC has integrated hundreds of orphans back into their families and communities and has transitioned the FNLC into a vocational skill and training centre that provides instruction in welding, hairdressing, culinary arts, masonry, and carpentry, with female students also encouraged to study in male-dominated fields. Students are also taught French, English, mathematics, entrepreneurship, and computer literacy.
Current Program Interventions;
Livelihoods: Skills Training
JAM South Sudan – Established 2002
In 2002 JAM expanded its intervention into Southern Sudan, then apart of the country “Sudan”, these programs provided food, and water for many beneficiaries who were desperate after having been displaced during the civil war.
Since 2011, JAM’s intervention has been growing rapidly. We now provide food for up to 500,000 people daily as a result of WFP Support
Current program interventions include, school feeding, relief feeding and development feeding
- General Food Distribution: Food parcels are distributed to severely food insecure households and include the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme, which are child focused and intended to reduce malnutrition in children under five.
- Food For Education: Children receive meals every school day.
- Food For Assets/Cash for Assets: Community members who create assets and infrastructure are paid with cash or with food.
- Health and Nutrition: Food is provided to children, with a focus on Severe Acute Malnutrition, childbearing women and pregnant and lactating women.
- Food security and livelihood: Emergency livelihood kits are provided and training is given to farmers and anglers to protect their livelihoods.
JAM South Africa – Established 2004
JAM South Africa was established in 2004 to provide school meals to South African students, in 2008 when the South African Government took over school feeding JAM started providing meals to pre-school students
The pre-school (ECD) feeding program has since developed into a holistic ECD development program including teacher training, infrastructure development and feeding.
Today JAM SA provides daily meals to around 40,000 pre-school students across Gauteng, Eastern Cape, KZN and Limpopo supported by KFC Add Hope and other partners
- Nutritional school feeding: JAM SA delivers, monitors and evaluates feeding children in day care centres.
- Infrastructure development through Makeovers: We renovate the daycare centres in which we feed children.
- ECD practitioner training: JAM works with partners to provide training to daycare centre childminders.
- Agricultural training: We involve the community directly to make sure we take their concerns and needs into account., while also training community farmers and establishing vegetable gardens at early childhood development centres and in communities.
School Feeding Pilot program and expansion plans
Through a partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, JAM has been implementing our school feeding program in 88 schools since 2018. By mid-2019, JAM was reaching in excess of 14 000 children every school day.
Most recently in 2020, a joint initiative with PLAN International saw JAM participate in a COVID-19 supplementary feeding project. This project led to the benefit of some 83 000 needy individuals, equating to over 9 960 000 meals.
JAM is developing a holistic and sustainable model that promotes local food production, diversification of diet and excellent nutritional intervention for young developing children.
Food security and Livelihoods programing
Agricultural development programing
JAM works with South Sudanese refugees in Uganda’s Arua district. In partnership with a national organization called Uganda Refugee and Disaster Management Council (URDMC), JAM implements Food Security and livelihoods, and WASH interventions, in Zone 3 of Imvepi Refugee camp. Beneficiaries receive WASH NFI Kits to improve sanitation and hygiene.
Beneficiaries in the Ugandan refugee camp receive agriculture training and start-up kits for developing food gardens. The seemingly small innovation in vegetable gardening has attracted a lot of attention within the camp and the wider humanitarian community in the area because these refugees are following the steps given at their demonstration plots to diversify their diet with the support from JAM. We are the only NGO implementing this kind of intervention for these refugees.
We have been so impressed to see how the vegetable garden program has been adopted by these families, they are already producing enough crops to sell their surplus harvest to other refugees within the camp. Before our program, these refugees relied solely on maize and beans distributed by other agencies.