The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 50,000 children in South Sudan could die from starvation in 2014. On July 25, the United Nations (UN) Security Council issued a statement, which called the escalating humanitarian crisis in the country as “catastrophic” and that “food insecurity in South Sudan is now the worst in the

A letter to team OBFF

Thursday, 16 October 2014 by

Hello team OBFF We had an amazing summer with the OBFF churches and leaders in Red Deer this year hosted by Pastors Peter and Catherine Nash at the Sheraton Convention Center. This was our best growth day ever in Red Deer and John Burnham, George Woodward and I had a refreshing time ministering the Word

We are excited to share the great news that JAM’s Founders, Peter and Ann Pretorius have been selected from multiple nominees worldwide, as one of five finalists for the sought-after International Award, the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award, to be presented by Aidex in Brussels next month. This award was launched to recognise and

Reaching for a dream

Monday, 13 October 2014 by

The scars of a war are evident throughout South Sudan. There is very little infrastructure and unimaginable poverty, and the battleground relics litter the landscape. One of the (many) visible reminders of the past 50 years, comprising a brutal independence war from Sudan, can be seen and felt in the story of Alek Mawien. Just

This is the story of how JAM is making an unforgettable footprint in African development, as seen through the eyes of Cathy Ciaramitaro, a loyal JAM Ambassador. I have enjoyed the wonderful experience of traveling to South Africa and Mozambique to visit JAM several times now. I have never been more impressed or excited about

Ensuring a sustainable future

Monday, 04 November 2013 by

I have been to many of our field operations in the African countries that JAM serves, however each time I see the devastation that poverty causes in these communities, I remain overwhelmed by the experience. JAM’s programs act as a beacon of hope in places where all hope is lost. During one of my more

Joyful childhood awaits Aurelia

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The life of a three-year-old girl is supposed to be about dolls, ‘tea parties’ and jungle gyms. Aurelia Chaomgende’s life is certainly a far cry from this. Her stature and energy levels are poorly developed compared to that of her peers, which is evident in her peeling skin, weak body, protruding rib cage, and flaky

Children get fighting chance

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

The tragedy and injustice of a child dying from a lack of food should not happen in 2013. Sadly, cases of acute malnutrition are not uncommon in Africa. It is an injustice that Joint Aid Management (JAM) and its donors are fighting in Angola, Mozambique, South Africa and South Sudan. JAM distributes lifesaving F75 and

Building opportunities to dream

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

Manuel Antonio and Amelia Mateus are both students at EPC Josina Machel, a school for grades one to seven outside Beira in Sofala Province, Mozambique. The school is a beneficiary of JAM’s Nutritional School Feeding Program, which supplies 382 013 children in Mozambique with a nutritious Corn Soya Blend meal every school day. With an

JAM’s farm, a first for Africa

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by

JAM believes in the importance of innovative thinking in order to move forward positively. The work done over the years at the Pambarra Life Center at Vilankulos, Mozambique – and our vision for the future – are good examples of JAM’s focused intent to keep on pushing the boundaries of its development work in order

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