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“Who can see into the future?” was a befitting rhetorical question which JAM SA’s MD David Brown posed to the community of Vlakfontein that attended the Good Hope Early Learning centre hand-over ceremony. Memorialised on top of one of the prefabricated classrooms, a warm image of the late Tracy June Cox looks benevolently down onto

“More than 11 million orphans and vulnerable children benefit from social grants to ensure that poverty in their homes does not disadvantage them and destroy their future,” said President Jacob Zuma at  the Union Buildings in Pretoria as South Africa’s 20 years of freedom was celebrated on 27 April 2014. If we all work together –

Centre launched to tackle ECD

Thursday, 24 April 2014 by

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,

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

The Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation launched the Centre of Excellence in Food Security at the University of the Western Cape (UWC). The centre, which will be co-hosted by UWC and the University of Pretoria, will conduct research on food creation, distribution, consumption and governance. This is an exciting development and

Nal’ibali has launched a Charter on Children’s Literacy Rights on World Book Day, 23  April 2014. The charter, which is freely available in all 11 official South African languages as a poster or download, highlights the range of literacy experiences that all children should have to enable them to learn to read and write. If

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Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini says more than one million children are accessing Early Childhood Development (ECD) services throughout the country. Addressing a post State of the Nation (SONA) Social Protection and Community Development Cluster briefing in April, Minister Dlamini said the number of registered ECD facilities had grown from 16 250 in 2009/10 to 21

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) has warned that the conflict in South Sudan poses a risk to food security and nutrition. JAM understands only too well the complexities and challenges facing South Sudan, having begun its Nutritional Feeding programme in that country in 2001. The month long conflict has plunged the country’s

JAM’s rapid expansion into other provinces in South Africa (SA) within a short period of time is a strong indication of the need for early childhood development (ECD) support and Nutritional Feeding. At the end of 2013, JAM SA was providing meals to 40,000 children daily at ECD centres, crèches and play schools in the

Every day, more than a million children across Africa wake up to a nutritious breakfast. This would not be possible if it were not for the international humanitarian group, Joint Aid Management (JAM) and its Red Bowl campaign. Read the full article written by Joni Tollner and published by Roodepoort Northsider community newspaper on 10 January 2014