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Manuel’s Story

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Manuel’s Story

Slightly built, with a smile that’s bigger than his face, Manuel Chemba, from the district of Inhassoro, Mozambique is excelling in the classroom. He wasn’t always such a happy, active and voracious learner. In fact he was the opposite says his mother, Fernanda. Teachers considered him capable, but a “trouble maker and nuisance”, she comments.

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Day of World Hunger

In December 2013, the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan created news headlines around the world. As the conflict dragged on, and newer stories emerged, the story of what is happening in South Sudan disappeared. The crisis may have slipped off global news agency agendas, but to JAM and our team who worked in

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World Hunger Day

On the 28th of May, JAM invites you to join us as we embrace the growing worldwide community of activists determined to mark World Hunger Day. We encourage each one of our loyal supporters to make it a day of significant action in our on-going struggle against hunger. The millions of Red Bowls we fill

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Achieving his dreams

Pacifique is a Rwandan orphan who lived at JAM’s Fred Nkunda Life Centre. He remembers his ‘Red Bowl’ and was delighted to receive a new one to use for his breakfast bowl each day. From the age of 10 and for a period of two years, Pacifique Mahirwe lived on the streets of Kigali, Rwanda

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World Water Day

To celebrate and bring global attention to the world’s most precious resource – water – the United Nation’s marked 22 March ‘World Water Day’ in 1993. This year’s theme, ‘Water is Sustainable Development’ reinforces JAM’s belief that the provision of safe drinking water is a vital element in achieving our vision of ‘Helping Africa help

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The sadness of families in war-torn South Sudan

The exposure to gross poverty, disease and death that devastates poor communities in Africa, is never easy for our programmes team. Many of them have trouble sleeping after a long day of visiting and interacting with the people in these communities. One of the country’s that has been struggling with a number of debilitating socio-economic

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Peter’s Heart Break

I had a good day, but very heartbreaking. I was with a lady who had fled to Uganda after her husband was killed in the fighting. She was in a refugee camp where she lost one of her children through severe malnutrition, so she returned to Bor in South Sudan hoping she would get food

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Peter’s New Year letter

I am sitting in my hotel room here in Angola watching CNN’s Breaking News about the terrorist attack in Paris, where it seems at least 15 people were killed. What a tragic and senseless loss of innocent lives. There is much discussion around how to solve these problems in our modern times; however there does

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