Yes – STUNTING CAN BE REVERSED – BY MARTYN FOOT

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%

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Happiness at Happy Day Care Centre

“Ngiyambongela umngani [I’m happy for my friend] because this is what we want for the children of Diepsloot, as we are lacking resources” expressed Delisile Sibande. Whilst a volunteer shared that an, “excellent job has been done and the nobility of the act is beautiful.” Happy Day Care Centre was established by Mam’Abigaile Ramatsitsi in

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Ukubekezela kuyasiza [perseverance pays off]!

“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

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Proactive development at Leshoko Day Care Centre

Deliwe Segodi, owner of Leshoko Day Care received a makeover from JAM-Switzerland and a backyard garden was established. From that humble garden a huge yield of tomatoes was harvested and the extra’s were sold and added to the centre’s Development Fund. Through Deliwe’s industrious nature and her nurturing the participation of the parents, fundraising events

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KZN centre makes a home for future stars

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

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Another 20 years of real freedom for all

“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 –

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Centre launched to tackle ECD

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,

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