How we do this
JAM is an eyewitness to heartbreaking situations in Africa. We work within communities that suffer from severe hunger and malnutrition both of which are a direct ￼result of the abject poverty that afflicts millions. Hunger and malnutrition continues to be the major contributing cause of death for children and a major barrier to gaining an education in Africa. JAM was founded in the ashes of a devastating famine caused by civil war that placed nearly four million innocent Mozambicans at risk of imminent starvation n 1984.
Thirty years later, JAM’s Nutritional Feeding programmes have developed to provide not only relief from starvation to impoverished Africans, but as well as innovative interventions designed to promote education, social and economic development.
JAM provides nutrient-rich meals to over one million beneficiaries in Angola, South Africa, South Sudan and Mozambique. Our school feeding programmes are primarily focused on young children - this approach enables us to improve the well being of each child, while promoting and enhancing school attendance and education.
1 million+ beneficiaries served daily
"Malnutrition caused by extreme hunger, both consequences of poverty, continues to be the biggest killer of children in Africa with more children dying of hunger than AIDS, Malaria and TB combined." - World Food Program [WFP]
JAM feeds 1.1 million beneficiaries daily in 4 African countries.
- Nutritional Feeding is concentrated in the province of Benguela.
- School children receive a nutritious Corn Soya Blend (CSB) each school day, which ensures that children are well nourished enough to concentrate on their schooling.
- The programme also reaches malnutrition hospitals and clinics in Benguela Province where JAM provides life saving F75 and F100 therapeutic milks and CSB for child patients.
In various South Sudanese Counties spread across the states of Jonglei and Warrap, JAM operates as the World Food Programme (WFP)’s second biggest implementing partner in the country under various programmes: