Programme Countries

Programme Countries

  • Angola
  • Mozambique
  • South Sudan
  • South Africa
  • Sierra Leone
  • Uganda

Angola

1 599 041 PEOPLE ASSISTED IN 2020

JAM Angola was established in 1991 at the height of the civil war initially providing relief feeding. JAM then established a food production facility in the province and started producing food for a WFP supported school feeding programme across the province and then went on to feed more than 220,000, primary school children, daily in partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Currently, JAM is working with the local Government to provide school meals to students in the Benguela and Kwanza-Sul provinces and work in Malnutrition Clinics across the country to address Severe and Acute Malnutrition amongst infants, children, and pregnant or lactating women.

Current Programme Interventions;

  • Food and Nutrition: School Feeding, Supplementary Feeding, Addressing Malnutrition
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene: Water provision, Hygiene and Sanitation promotion
  • Food Security and Livelihoods: Community Gardens, School Gardens

Mozambique

958 315 PEOPLE ASSISTED IN 2020

JAM Mozambique was established in 1984 to tackle poverty and starvation head-on, during the war where so many starved to death. Overtime JAM began school-feeding with the assistance of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

JAM currently has a focus on using goods grown in and around the schools to supplement and diversify children’s diets and also has a food Factory in Beira that uses local produce to manufacture the Corn Soya Blend (CSB) used in our school feeding programme. This factory received ISO 22000 Certification which means international recognition of operational excellence and food safety methods and most important-the children we serve are receiving the quality they deserve.

Due to the nature of the environment, our team responds to humanitarian emergencies as a result of conflict and natural disasters suffered by this country.

Current Programme Interventions;

  • Emergency Response: Non-Food Item Distribution
  • Food and Nutrition: School Feeding
  • Food Security and Livelihoods: Community Agriculture
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): Water provision, Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion
  • School Improvements: Improvement of Schools in Readiness for School Feeding. This Includes Kitchens, Food Stores and Eating Area

South Sudan

811 532  PEOPLE ASSISTED IN 2020

JAM South Sudan was established in 2002 providing food, and water for many who were desperate and displaced during the civil war. JAM’s interventions here have grown rapidly due to the extremely dire needs of its people. We are now a primary distribution partner to the World Food Programme in this region.

Due to the nature of the environment, our team responds to humanitarian emergencies as a result of the conflict and natural disasters suffered by this country.

Current Programme Interventions;  

  • Emergency Response: Non-Food Item Distribution
  • Food and Nutrition: General Food Distribution, School Feeding, Therapeutic Feeding, Supplementary Feeding
  • Food Security and Livelihoods: Food for Work, Cash for Work, Seed Trade Fair, Emergency Livelihood Response, Livestock Vaccination and Treatment
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH): Water provision, Hygiene and Sanitation promotion
  • Emergency Relief: Non-Food Item Distribution
  • School improvements: Improvement of Schools in Readiness for School Feeding. This Includes Kitchens, Food Stores and Eating Area

South Africa

413 218 PEOPLE ASSISTED IN 2020

JAM South Africa was established in 2004 to provide school meals to South African students.  In 2008, when the South African Government took over school feeding, JAM started providing meals to pre-school students instead.

The pre-school feeding programme has since developed into a holistic Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme including teacher training, infrastructure development, and feeding. Today JAM SA provides daily meals to around 120,000 pre-school students across Gauteng, Eastern, and Western Cape, KZN, and Limpopo.

Current Programme Interventions;

  • Food and Nutrition: (Link to JAMSA ECD School Feeding) Pre School Feeding
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene: (Link to JAMSA Water and Sanitation page) Water Provision, Hygiene and Sanitation promotion
  • Food Security and Livelihoods: (Link to JAMSA Agriculture and Livelihoods page) School and Community Gardens
  • Emergency Relief: Non-Food Item Distribution
  • School improvements: (Link to JAMSA ECD School Improvement page) Improvement of Preschools to Ensure a Safe and Secure Environment Conducive to Learning and Development

Sierra Leone

106 855 PEOPLE ASSISTED IN 2020

JAM Sierra Leone, in partnership with the local Government, has been implementing school feeding since 2018 using a holistic and sustainable model that promotes local food production, diversification of diet, and excellent nutrition for young developing children.

Current Programme Interventions;

  • Food & Nutrition: School Feeding
  • Food Security and Livelihood: School Gardens

Uganda

 32 918  PEOPLE ASSISTED IN 2020

JAM works with South Sudanese refugees in partnership with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in Refugee camps in the North West region of Uganda including Imvepi, Lobule Rhino, and Moyo.

There we provide training on agriculture and start-up kits to develop their own food gardens that families use for diet diversification having previously lived on the maize and soy rations provided. Most are able to sell the surplus harvest to fellow refugees and host communities as a source of income.

In addition, we provide sanitation and hygiene kits to assist with general health and well-being.

Current Programme Interventions;

  • Emergency Relief: Non-Food Item distribution
  • Food Security and Livelihoods: Community Nutrition Gardens, School Gardens, Community Agriculture
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene: Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion