Every child deserves a better future and through this programme we address the barriers to access education.
School feeding programmes are recognised the world over as a key part of education, using food in schools to alleviate hunger and meet daily consumption needs, which encourages attendance and learning ability. In some instances, in-school meals are combined with take-home rations for particularly vulnerable students to generate an even greater impact on school enrolment and retention by addressing the needs of the child’s family which is often a barrier to accessing education. This is emerging as a common social safety net providing an incentive to disadvantaged families to send their children to school and keep them there which in turn uplifts the potential of a community to be able to feed its own children as a result of greater access to education.
School nutrition gardens are a complement to our school feeding programme increasing the variety and nutritional diversification in diets as well as providing a practical learning space for education surrounding planting, harvesting, and nutrition.
School improvements are done to the infrastructure of JAM-supported schools and Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres to create a healthy, safe learning environment for vulnerable children. We invite you to take on the challenge to raise funds to come to visit us and take part in a school improvement activity, click here to learn more.
Our Education Programme interventions are designed to:
- Address Barriers to Access Education
- Promote Education
- Promote Child Nutrition
- Improve Childs Attention Span and Cognitive Ability
- Encourage Learning
- Improve the Learning Environment
- Empower and Restore Dignity
The Education Programme interventions used are selected based on an assessment of the respective community needs. Interventions include, but are not limited to;
- School Feeding
- ECD Centre Feeding
- School Gardens
- School Improvements
JAM is a partner of the Global Nutrition Cluster, committed to respecting fundamental humanitarian principles, working in Nutrition in Emergencies, and willing to actively help the GNC fulfil its role. Our Education programmes are tailored to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), those of No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well Being, and Quality Education.