JAM has been pioneering school makeovers across South Africa, creating opportunities for Early Development Centres to receive a complete transformation of their premises. Through improving the conditions of their environment this project also orchestrated joy into the lives of the communities. This joy overflows from the children, to the parents and directly into the hearts

The reality and horror of famine is hard to grasp. Victims waste away and look like stick figures. They become too weak to walk and babies grow too weak to cry and even to move. Eventually they become too far gone to benefit from help, if it comes too late. Since late February, parts of

Sabitha’s Lebelek is a widow and mother to five children. The decades of war in South Sudan, and the brutal violence of 2013 and 2016, after the nation achieved its independence, have created thousands of widows and orphans. Her story is typical of so many who have lost their husbands. Her husband was a soldier,

In 2003, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution identifying 7 April as the start of the genocide, and named it the International day of reflection on the genocide. It serves to commemorate the beginning of the tragedy that claimed the lives of 20% of the country’s population. Decades of tensions had simmered between the

South Sudan appeal.

Thursday, 30 March 2017 by

Grief and trauma run deeply in the Thiak family – it is etched into their faces. In 2013, their village, near to Bor, was attacked and their home was burned down. Eight-year-old Leek Thiak was four when he witnessed his mother almost starving herself to death. Later she was gunned down a short distance away

Melita Fabio

Thursday, 09 March 2017 by

Melita Fabio’s destiny and that of her family are as deeply interwoven with the weather as Mozambique’s lush, humid forests are interwoven with thick vines. Her rail-thin body is evidence of a life lived with little food. Melita is not sure how old she is and hazards a guess – that she’s in her late

Peter’s New Years letter

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 by

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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