Chalkboards with love

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 by

At the handing over of 19 personalised mini chalkboards, Olivia Felton shared, “I feel very happy that I could help and I hope this has inspired more people to have JAM themed parties, because it is touching to see your work helping others”. This moment was a result of thoughtful work and was driven by

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My name is Fiona, I’m 19 years old and I’m from Germany. I have been volunteering at JAM South Africa (JAM SA) for four months now. I recently finished school in Germany, and I wanted to do some social work before I start studying. After I informed myself about different organizations I decided to approach

British actress and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn once said, “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.” Pamper Me Parties, a mobile pamper party run by Alice West, decided

In a recent article in the Guardian[1], a study has proven that stunting can be reversed. An organisation, Young Lives, has been studying 12,000 children who were undernourished in their early years since 2002 in Peru, Vietnam, Ethiopia and India, measuring all aspects of their physical, cognitive and social development. Their results show that 50%

Our theme for this year’s World Food Day was, “Imparting growth to the next generation”, on the morning of 16 October 2014, agricultural groups from various locations in Orange Farm made their way to Ebenezer Day Care Centre where we were to have our celebrations. Whilst the community and household farmers filled up the tent,

The right to food and growth

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 by

Yesterday Oxfam released a report titled, “Hidden Hunger in South Africa: The Faces of Hunger and Malnutrition in a Food Secure Nation.” During this World Hunger Action Month, it is important to realise that much is still needed to address hunger in South Africa.  The report states that, “15 million South Africans are on the

In 1998, Selina Zondo, established Young Teddy’s Day Care Centre in Orange Farm, Gauteng Province. Although, many of the children came from poor, and sometimes broken homes, and the school’s facilities were basic and not conducive to learning, the children thrived. Under Selina’s and her innovative teachers loving care the ECD Centre became a much-needed

What is an organisation if not its people? In JAM’s case, our team is at the heart of what we do and are a vital element in enabling us to fulfill our vision of ‘Helping Africa Help Itself.’ Callie Thelestane, a receptionist and the first contact point for all visitors to JAM’s Head Office in

On Thursday, 21 August, will commemorate 30 years of service on the African continent at a gala event in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1984, JAM’s Group CEO, Peter Pretorius, founded JAM after he witnessed countless deaths from starvation while he was stranded at a relief camp in Pambarra, Mozambique. After returning to South Africa Peter,

“The City of Johannesburg really appreciates your hard work; continue making a difference in Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs). MamaBlantina, never ever underestimate yourself! It takes strength to run an ECD,” said Ms. Nomsa Madibogo from the City of Johannesburg municipal office at the hand over celebration of the Thusanang Community Creche on 1 August