What we do
JAM's Development ApproachIn line with JAM’s vision of Helping Africa Help Itself our programmes are built to provide sustainable assistance for our beneficiaries across the African continent. Our programmes are built on the Complete Community Development Approach (CCDA), which ensures that we operate sustainable programmes that not only meet individuals’ immediate needs, but also change the landscape of the community, leaving permanent and sustainable transformation.
It is on this model that all our programmes, including Water and Sanitation and Agricultural Development, are based. Many years after JAM was founded in 1984, we have reached millions of people in many communities in Africa and through the adoption of this development approach, we are hopeful that we will reach more. Our development programmes are a beacon of hope among the African countries in which we work, where many communities have resigned themselves to bleak futures.
JAM engages in nutritional feeding activities in communities in need of relief and development assistance. Food is an incredible resource for change and can save lives, improve health, motivates children to receive an education by attending school and engages communities.
The provision of food to improvised communities, schools and clinics remains the cornerstone of JAM's programmes.
Agricultural Development remains one of Africa's best responses to rampant poverty. It provides a mechanism for community development and growth and promotes JAM's vision of Helping Africa Help Itself.
JAM engages with communities, schools and small holder farmers to improve agricultural practices, expand land usage and set up agriculture as a viable future occupation.