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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I thought I knew – by Kerryn Whittaker

Kerryn Whittaker shares her first-hand experiences of JAM’s programmes in Mozambique and South Africa while she was an intern at the organisation in 2013. In March of 2013, I flew to Beira, Mozambique and crashed into culture shock. Having grown up in South Africa and Zimbabwe, I thought I knew what I was getting myself

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JAM, first impressions – by Janine Gomes Rei

Janine visited the JAM base in Honeydew, Johannesburg after spotting one of our branded bakkies at a shopping centre the day before. She came armed with her guitar to join some of the JAM SA staff at the makeover handover celebration taking place at Ipopeng Day Care in Diepsloot that morning. These words were her

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All things wise and wonderful at Ipopeng

“All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful; The Lord God made them all.”The handiwork of the Zion Fellowship group at Ipopeng Day Care in Diepsloot is certainly a wonderful sight to behold. In the space of a week, the makeover group all the way from the US

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New life for Leshoko Day Care Centre

Standing bold and bright amidst the brown and broken of Thembelihle informal settlement near Lenasia in Gauteng is Leshoko Day Care Centre. Judging by the fun they’re having, these children look like they’re on holiday camp and young principal, Deliwe Segodi is all smiles too. For this child care centre, Christmas has come early thanks

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Welcome to the beautiful new Nkululeko!

On one side of the street, you will see the old Nkululeko Pre and Nursery School. It looks like the centre must have been inside someone’s house and that there was very little space for the children to play outside. But across the road, is a whole different story. The new Nkululeko Pre and Nursery

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Sharing in smiles this Mandela Day

“All people smile in the same language.” (Author unknown) 18 July brought smiles to many faces this year as both the givers and receivers shared in the joy of Mandela Day. JAM SA was privileged to join hands with a number of corporate partners who gave of their time and resources to make a number

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5 things you can do this Mandela Day

As Mandela spends his sixth week in hospital, there’s no doubt that this year’s Mandela Day is going to be the biggest yet. Some of you might not have decided on how you are going to spend your 67 minutes doing good on Thursday 18 July. Others might just not have time (or permission!) to

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