Social Impact Heroes: Why and How Isak Pretorius of JAM International Is Helping To Change Our World

Do only what only you can do — This was a breakthrough for me that I wish I understood earlier. What I mean here is that particularly as leaders, we need to ensure that we are only doing the things that only we can do in the organization. Otherwise we are doing someone else’s job

Rethinking Aid to Africa: Entrepreneur Isak Pretorius Evolves a Humanitarian Family Legacy

Isak Pretorius is the Africa regional honoree for the 2021 YPO Global Impact Award. The award focuses on YPO members making an impact outside the organization that is both sustainable and scalable, affecting people, prosperity, peace or our planet. While aid in Africa is often associated with international organizations, for YPO South African member and JAM International (JAM)

Mozambique: JAM continues to provide assistance to families fleeing violence in Cabo Delgado

Latest update: 33 000 people have moved from areas impacted by the insurgency into safer areas of Cabo Delgado in the last week, as reported by the International Organisation of Migration (IOM). IOM has reported that 355 000 people are currently displaced throughout Cabo Delgado - compared to just 88 000 in January 2020. According

Every Child Deserves A Better Future

According to the latest report by UNESCO, 180 million more girls have enrolled in primary and secondary school since 1995, and girls' learning outcomes have improved. Did you know: When girls attend a secondary school, it is possible to reduce infant mortality and thousands of others escape stunted growth When girls attend school, the prevalence

Saving lives through Safe, Sustainable Sanitation

At a time when people’s lives are at risk due to a pandemic, and saving lives depends on proper sanitary practices, World Toilet Day marks one of the most important days in the 2020 calendar. This is an official United Nations observation which aims to raise awareness of some 4,2 billion people still living without

Conflict in Mozambique needs urgent response as families flee to safety

Nearly 300 000 people have already fled violence in the Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, leaving behind their homes and livelihoods as conflict in the area enters its fourth year. With approximately 1 000 Internally Displaced People (IDP’s) estimated to be arriving daily at Paquitequete Beach, JAM International is standing by to assist. Most IDP’s

 Breaking the Cycle of Child Poverty – The Role of School Feeding

Fighting to survive without basic needs such as food, water or shelter is destitution - poverty in its most extreme form. Unfortunately, this is a reality for most children in sub-Saharan Africa. Together with this reality, there is a growing concern in various countries in Africa that the continent has lost the grip on Sustainable

Providing aid to flood-affected communities in Pibor is not for the faint-hearted.

Like most humanitarian crises, flooding leaves those affected in a worse state than before. As one of the hardest to reach areas of South Sudan, Pibor has faced various compounding challenges for many years, much of which has been as a result of the tough terrain in the area. The annual rainy season from April