JAM’s Development Approach
In accordance with our tagline , Helping Africa Help Itself, we work closely with communities to implement programs that not only provide immediate humanitarian relief but also to establish sustainable assistance for our beneficiaries, taking them from vulnerable to stable.
Our core programs include Food and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation as well as Community Agricultural and Livelihoods.
We help Africa Help Itself through the following programmes:
Food and Nutrition
JAM serves more than 1 million beneficiaries daily through food and nutrition assistance. The majority of those served is through our school feeding programs which provide sufficient nutrition to ensure successful development both physically and scholastically.
JAM also conducts malnutrition screening and assists in the operation of malnutrition clinics, as well as implementing community agriculture initiatives to improve crop production, diversify diets and increase self-sustainability.
Community Agriculture and Livelihoods
As a complement to our school feeding programs, school gardens and other grass roots educational initiatives are also implemented for diet diversification. Larger community agriculture initiatives that facilitate increased production, crop protection, post harvest storage and market linkages also form a part of our programs.
Water and Sanitation
JAM establishes approximately 120 water wells (boreholes) annually in communities that lack access to clean water. Accompanying these wells are hand and solar pump solutions as well. JAM also implements rainwater-harvesting solutions where drilling is not possible. Besides providing sustainable water solutions, beneficiaries are also given comprehensive water and sanitation education.
JAM stands ready to respond to emergencies directly affecting the lives of those located in the countries in which we operate. We also remain active in refugee resettlement, livelihood and resilience building programs, and other forms of crisis relief.