Itsoseng Day Care wakes up to a new look!

Itsoseng (meaning ‘wake up’) has undergone an amazing transformation thanks to the time and effort invested by the JAM Switzerland makeover team. “Thank you to JAM for what you are doing for us,” comments one mom on behalf of the parents. “This is an amazing opportunity for our kids – they are going to have

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Self-sustainability a real solution

To celebrate World Food Day, Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA) joined forces with the KFC Add Hope campaign to deliver food parcels to the physically impaired persons living in the Swanville settlement in Kagiso, west of Johannesburg, on 15 October. Read the full article written by Joni Tollner and published by Roodepoort Northsider community newspaper on 25 October 2013  

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Halting hunger in Swaneville on World Food Day

One of the objectives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ World Food Day, marked every year on 16 October, is to ‘heighten public awareness of the problem of hunger in the world’. To help relieve hunger in the Swaneville community, 160 beneficiaries received take-home food hampers, provided by KFC Add Hope.

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From farm to fork forever – World Food Day 2013

“Picked today from the garden and straight into the pot!” That’s the motto that Welheminah Mutane now lives as a member of the Tlhaku Farming Project in Swaneville on the West Rand of Johannesburg. She’s got evidence too…jars and jars of pickled beans and stewed fruits on sale at JAM SA’s World Food Day market.

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Sub Saharan Africa is struggling with water and sanitation targets

Water and sanitation are luxuries in many African countries, with an unacceptable amount of people dying of water-related diseases annually. With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs), 2015, fast approaching many countries in Africa are asking themselves some tough questions about reaching their targets outlined as part of the MDGs such as water

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Growing sustainability: how to boost the agricultural sector in Africa

Africa is brimming with potential to become the world’s next economic powerhouse. However, it is still plagued by high levels of poverty, disease, and limited life expectancy rates. The continent’s abundant natural resources are under utilised, resulting in little or declining development. JAM has identified the need and opportunity to develop sustainable agricultural structures and

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Africa making some inroads in the fight against poverty

For decades, organisations around the world, including JAM, have been working tirelessly to alleviate poverty in Africa. JAM has created its own movement for change, which is committed to making Africa a prosperous continent. However, there are still far too many destitute people in Africa and others who are dying of hunger and diseases exacerbated

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Diseases attack malnourished children

Drought conditions continue to affect most of the southern part of Angola and many rural households are experiencing the effects of a second year of poor rainfall and significant crop losses, which are estimated to be between 40 and 70 percent. This situation contributes to the problem of both moderate and severe malnutrition cases among

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Fight child hunger and fight future unemployment

A hungry nation cannot be a growing one and with three million of South Africa’s children going hungry, we need to join together to make sure that their tummies are filled.  A decade-long study performed by NGO, Save the Children shows that malnutrition severely hampers learning ability in children. With three million hungry children, this

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