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Joint Aid Management (JAM) celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. With each year we grow; feeding just over 44 000 children in South Africa, helping more farmers develop sustainable skills and so too does the skills base of our field monitors. On the 6th of June a group of young ladies and gents met at

“We are people by people. This is an example of ubuntu. They don’t say it by words but by their actions,” says Amos Solomon Moyo, a community leader as he surveys the scene at Zamokuhle Day Care Centre in Diepsloot. Boys from St Stithians Boys’ College, a private school based in Bryanston, are playing with the

Five-year-old Olwethu and three-year-old Anathi are brother and sister who have come from a broken and abusive home. Their father was never around and their mom, a drug user and alcoholic, never paid attention to them. The children were neglected and lacked the comfort of a safe secure home. Their plight got the attention of

Centre launched to tackle ECD

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Current global trends indicate that by 2015 one in four children under the age five will suffer from stunted growth, a clear sign of malnutrition which affects children’s physical and cognitive development and capacity to learn. JAM SA’s Nutritional Feeding programme seeks to provide a highly nutritious porridge to thousands of pre-school children each day,

Janet Rich, a talented South African singer, songwriter and pianist tells us about what led to the launch of her self-titled album and donating R5 from each sale to Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA). As a little girl, I remember sitting on the carpet in-front of these really big speakers my dad built

South African songstress, Janet Rich, is donating R5 from every album sold to Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA). We caught up with her to learn about her passion for music, children and her faith that’s got her to where she is today. 1. Tell us about you, Janet I was born in Pretoria

Guiliana Bland, director of the Jim Joel Fund, said children up to the age of five “are the loudest in terms of noise, but silent in terms of having a political voice”. As South Africa’s national elections loom closer (7 May 2014), political parties jostle for priority in voters’ minds. However, children’s rights to education and

Kerryn Whittaker shares her first-hand experiences of JAM’s programmes in Mozambique and South Africa while she was an intern at the organisation in 2013. In March of 2013, I flew to Beira, Mozambique and crashed into culture shock. Having grown up in South Africa and Zimbabwe, I thought I knew what I was getting myself

Martyn Foot, JAM SA Operations Manager, airs his concerns about the children not attending Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in South Africa. Of growing concern is the large number of children 0-5 years of age who are not attending Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in our informal settlements. These vulnerable children are largely from the

This is the story of how one donor used her birthday party as a fundraising opportunity for JAM SA. In August 2011, I was challenged by someone from the JAM DC office to join the Team Red Bowl fundraising initiative (which encouraged people to set up teams in their office, school, church, community environment and

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