Feeding a child works miracles

South Africa

JAM's Work in South Africa

In 2005, JAM established JAM South Africa (JAM SA), as a registered non-profit (NPO). JAM SA supplies a nutritious Corn Sugar Soya (CSS+) 50g meal served in our “Red Bowls” to over 50,000 preschool children (between the ages of 0-6) in more than 1,000 day care centres in informal settlements located in the provinces of Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo and Western Cape.

JAM SA’s programmes follow a holistic development approach that includes agricultural training and day care centre makeovers, which build on the foundation that the little red bowls of hope provide.

The 2013 United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) study, The Cost of Hunger in Africa, found that pre-school nutrition will help consolidate the economic expansion of Africa. JAM SA’s focus on preschool nutrition is of critical importance to the future of South Africa.

It costs just CDN$65 to feed a child in South Africa for one year

Programmes Overview

Province : JAM SA operates in five provinces: Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Western Cape.

School Feeding: JAM SA supplies more than 50,000 children in over 1,000 day care centres with a fortified Corn, Sugar, Soya + (CSS) 50g portion of porridge every school day.

Makeovers: JAM SA’s Makeover Programme rehabilitates and transforms care centres into a safe, fun and healthy learning environment for vulnerable children.

Agricultural Development: JAM SA’s Agricultural Development Programme in Gauteng Province helps to improve food security by training 900 small farmers with the skills, tools and experience to manage their own community gardens.

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