2014: JAM celebrated its 30th year of operating in the humanitarian and development sectors with notable progress at the PLC Farm in Mozambique. We initiated and implemented our FEED programme (Farm, Empower, Enhance and Distribute). Inputs from the entrepreneural farmers to the School Feeding food production shows promise. We continue our work in South Sudan, continuing to bring relief to the war-torn nation. In Angola, we established greater partnership with government making our work there more sustainable.
2015: In Angola, JAM implements needed feeding interventions at six malnutrition clinics in Benguela Province, with daily school feeding at 146 schools, and over 100 water wells drilled. In Mozambique, 34 entrepreneural farmers are established in partnership with the German Embassy and our new School Gardens Programme is implemented at selected schools. In South Sudan, we sign agreements with the UN and start our malnutrition prevention programme in Jonglei state.
2016: Aware of the increasing needs in South Sudan, we continued to pursue opportunities to assist even more people, with an increased focus on partnerships throughout the region. Our programme in South Africa grew significantly, reaching close to 100 000 children. Entrepreneural farms with full irrigation were developed for local farmers in Mozambique. In Angola, tens of thousands of school children continue to benefit from our nutritional feeding, and almost a hundred safe water wells are drilled.
2017: Angola’s new President, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, is elected and JAM continues to implement our Water Sanitation and Hygiene programme (WASH), and Education and Nutrition programmes in Benguela. In Mozambique. JAM responds to government’s call for urgent humanitarian assistance in the wake of heavy seasonal rains and displacement of locals. Meanwhile, JAM’s school upgrades and feeding, as well as farming projects, continued to show positive results. The beginning of 2017 saw an upsurge of fresh conflict and new internal displacement in a few locations in South Sudan. Despite these tragedies, JAM continued to strengthen our partnerships with key UN partners and roll out much-needed assistance to tens of thousands of affected communities.