poverty

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

19-year-old Luca Coniglio is from Germany and after finishing school, he came to South Africa in October 2013 to work with JAM SA as a volunteer until the end of the year. As a volunteer, I was able to stay on the JAM Base in Honeydew, Johannesburg. It is just beautiful, with two pools, a

2014 will be a brighter year for 2 500 pre-school children in East London thanks to the new partnership between Rotary of Gately and Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA), with financial support from KFC Add Hope. The programme, which came into effect this January, secures a daily morning meal of highly nutritious porridge

An empty tummy is no longer going to stop 2 000 pre-schoolers in Limpopo from playing and learning. This is thanks to the nutritional feeding programme launched in rural villages by Flying for Life and Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA). In South Africa, malnutrition is associated with more than 60% of child deaths

A lesson from Diepsloot

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 by

Thandi* is 20 years old, unemployed and a single mother of two. She does not have an ID book so cannot apply for a child grant. She has to sell her body to make money and goes from one boyfriend to another to ensure that she and her children have a place to stay. Thandi’s

28 May was not a normal day for many JAM staff members this year. A number of us chose to go hungry to feel – just for one day – to experience what millions of children go through every single day across the world. “The impact of today was more emotional than physical. I was

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