Presentation on theme: "Mission Statement To help Africa help itself by contributing toward the alleviation of poverty through sustainable aid programmes, expressing the compassionate."— Presentation transcript:
Mission Statement To help Africa help itself by contributing toward the alleviation of poverty through sustainable aid programmes, expressing the compassionate heart of God. Vision To achieve our mission in Africa through: Offering a professional, dignified solution to the poor Helping to develop people through education and development programmes Meeting the nutritional and educational needs of children Providing sustainable water and sanitation solutions Meeting people’s needs in a time of crisis Operating in accordance with our Christian values and morals Operating all aid activities on a fully inclusive basis, not discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender or political persuasion Goals To feed and assist in the education of 1 million African children each school day To provide water and sanitation points To develop skills training centres in Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda and South Africa To provide agricultural assistance to as many families as possible To educate children and adults on the HIV/AIDS pandemic and orphans and vulnerable children To respond to emergencies in a rapid and efficient manner
Nutritional Feeding 357,842 Beneficiaries Sudan-1,720 Angola-123,011 South Africa-7,611 Joint Aid Management (JAM) was founded by Peter Pretorius in 1984, as a non-profit, non-government, Christian humanitarian relief organisation actively involved in assisting with development in sub-Saharan African countries. JAM's focus is on nutritional feeding, school feeding, assistance to orphans and vulnerable children, the provision of water and sanitation as well as skills development and community training. JAM assists more than 350,000 children through nutritional feeding in Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan and South Africa. JAM's school feeding programmes are focused on providing malnourished children with a nutritious meal at school, thereby encouraging attendance and assisting with their education. Special focus is on giving girls an opportunity for education, previously unavailable to them. JAM operates food factories which produce a Corn Soya Blend (CSB) meal, which gives the children most of their recommended daily dietary requirements. These food factories reduce costs and provide top quality nutritional food for all JAM's school and other nutritional feeding projects. Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food preferences for an active and healthy life. UNFAO (United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization)
Nutritional Feeding Angola 123,011 Children The country of Angola in Southern Africa experienced extreme suffering as a result of 27 years of civil war, in which an estimated 1,5 million lives were lost. Since the end of the war in 2002, the Angolan nation has embarked on the uphill battle to rebuild their devastated country. For more than 15 years, Joint Aid Management (JAM) has made a difference in the lives of suffering children in this nation. Our food factory, based in Lobito, produces thousands of tonnes of nutritious food, which is distributed to remote rural areas where scores of children would otherwise face severe malnutrition, or starvation. More than 120,000 children are currently fed through school-based feeding, which comprises 95% of the total number, as well as health and social welfare programmes. These include the provision of food to HIV/AIDS orphans, child headed households and people living with HIV/AIDS, making up the remaining 5%. In addition to this, JAM also assists severely malnourished children through therapeutic feeding centres on an ongoing basis. These programmes are conducted in the Benguela province. 52% of children under the age of 5 suffer from stunted growth as a result of malnutrition. 25% of children die from malnutrition before their fifth birthday. Over 500,000 people are highly vulnerable to food insecurity. 45% of the population suffer from chronic malnutrition.
Nutritional Feeding Mozambique 225,500 children For a period of 25 years the country of Mozambique was ravaged by extended civil war, devastating floods and crippling drought. As usual, the children are the ones who suffered the most. For more than 20 years Joint Aid Management (JAM) has played a crucial role in bringing hope and relief to the people of this beautiful country. Our food factory, based in Beira, produces thousands of tonnes of nutritious food, which is distributed to many rural areas where scores of children would otherwise face severe malnutrition. Currently, more than 220,000 children benefit from JAM's school-based feeding projects in Mozambique, as well as health and social welfare programmes. During times of drought or floods, this number increases when emergency feeding programmes are added. JAM programmes originally started at Pambarra then expanded into Gaza, Inhambane, Manica and Sofala provinces. Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food preferences for an active and healthy life. United Nations and Agricultural Organization(UNFAO)
Nutritional Feeding Sudan 1,720 children For more than 50 years, the country of Sudan has been plagued by devastating civil war and continued political instability. Over the last two decades, an estimated 2,000,000 people have died as a result of war and widespread famine. Another 4,000,000 have been displaced. It is reported that more than 20% of the population face malnutrition, including an estimated 280,000 children under the age of five. The United Nations considers 15% to be emergency malnutrition level. Sudan has some of the highest malnutrition levels in the world. “There is extreme concern that there is still no concentrated effort to stop extreme hunger in southern Sudan despite unacceptably high rates of malnutrition the past several years,” says Onesmus Muinde, an ACF nutritionist. Joint Aid Management (JAM) has been instrumental in bringing relief to suffering children in this nation. JAM feeds more than 1,700 children through school-based feeding in Pibor County. Food is obtained from a number of organisations working in partnership with JAM. In many areas, schools have to be constructed and teachers re- trained to facilitate the feeding projects. JAM also assists with water, sanitation and medical provision. JAM's short- term aim is to increase the number of beneficiaries to 15,000.
Nutritional Feeding South Africa 7,611 children Although South Africa has made some impressive gains since the end of apartheid, widespread poverty and the growing gap between the rich and poor continue to hamper social development - United Nations Nearly 50% of the South African population live below the poverty line. A large portion of the population are suffering, the most vulnerable being the children. Over 4 million South African families have difficulty to provide for their basic needs - United Nations To help alleviate the problem, Joint Aid Management (JAM) currently feed 7,611 children in the Orange Farm region, the largest informal settlement in South Africa. This programme operates in primary and intermediate schools through school-based feeding. JAM also conducts feeding programmes at a number of day care centers in the area. We work with the Department of Education, assisting with development, improvement and expansion of existing school feeding projects. Vegetable gardens are also developed and cultivated at some of the schools to supplement the feeding. Plans are underway to launch feeding programmes in the Eastern Cape Province. JAM's immediate goal is to greatly increase the number of beneficiaries in South Africa.
Food Factories 6,7 million meal capacity Beira, Mozambique JAM's Beira factory produces a fully pre-cooked, vitamin enriched corn soya blend (CSB) consisting of the following: Corn 65% Soya 25% Sugar 10% Production capacity is 440 metric tons or 4,400,000 meals per month. At full capacity, the factory utilizes 462 metric tons of raw commodities. This factory provides employment for 50 Mozambican nationals. JAM has participated in a collective effort to effectively reduce poverty in Mozambique. Lobito, Angola JAM's Lobito factory produces a highly nutritious blended food (CSBM) consisting of the following Corn 69% Beans 15% Sugar 10% Oil 6% This blend can be adapted to meet the needs of the children, or adapted according to available commodities. Production capacity is 230 metric tons or 2,300,000 meals per month. At full capacity the factory utilizes 270 metric tons of raw commodities. This factory provides employment for 50 people.
Fred Nkunda Life Center 6,7 million meal capacity The 1994 genocide in Rwanda killed more than 800,000 people of which 300,000 were children. This orphaned a minimum of 95,000. In 1994, JAM established an orphanage in Giterama, Rwanda, utilising facilities provided by the Catholic Church. In 1996, JAM constructed the Fred Nkunda Life Center, which was officially opened in 1998. This facility includes dormitories for the children, dining hall, clinic, staff quarters and guest house. This orphanage was built to cater for 600 orphans, but has accommodated as many as 700 at times. JAM provides these orphans with 3 nourishing meals each day as well as loving care from staff and teachers employed at the orphanage. In 2004, a Training Center was established at the orphanage, which offers training in various fields such as pottery, arts and crafts, sewing, carpentry and computer skills. The Special Needs School includes training for mute and hearing impaired, as well as children with special needs. Over the years, many of these children have been reunited with family and many others have been placed in foster care. Scores of young lives have been restored because JAM took up the challenge to care for these children who have suffered so much. The Fred Nkunda Life Center has been instrumental in ensuring that many children who have suffered much are given a second chance in life.
Water Drilling Ethiopia Mozambique South Africa Sudan Zimbabwe UNICEF reports that water-related diseases kill 1 child every 8 seconds, and are responsible for 80% of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world. On the African continent, only 64% of people have access to improved water supplies, while only 48% have sanitation facilities. JAM Drilling has responded to the great need for clean and safe water in South Africa in the provinces of Limpopo, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Mpumalanga. Wells vary in depth between 100 to 500 ft, depending on the depth of the water table. Drilling operations are also under way in Southern Sudan, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Our desire is to provide potable water to desperate communities close to a local school or community center, wherever possible. Through our 4 drilling rigs, JAM has provided nearly 1,000 boreholes since drilling operations commenced in 2001. Some of these provide clean water for up to 60,000 people each day. JAM drilling has developed into a professional drilling operator, complying with international standards determined by the South African Department of Water Affairs.
JAM HIV/AIDS According to the World Health Organisation, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world. Mozambique and South Africa are among the 10 countries most affected. Approximately 97% of adult Mozambicansknow HIV/AIDS is A fatal sexually transmitted disease, but there is little evidence to suggest that this knowledge has translated into behaviour change. There is a great Need to close the gap between knowledge and practice. JAM, in partnership with other organisations as well as the Mozambican Government, has taken up the challenge to make a difference in this situation by targeting 47,000 school children in Mozambique's Tete and Zambèzia Provinces. Through the launching of MozARK (Mozambique Abstinence and Risk Avoidance) project, sexual abstinence is being promoted, encouraging abstinence and/or being faithful. This will be accomplished by means of value-based, gender sensitive, age- appropriate HIV/AIDS education and training programmes. Parents and teachers are included in the training. In South Africa, JAM is active in the informal settlement of Orange Farm near Johannesburg, assisting child and grandparent headed households who have lost both parents to HIV/AIDS, by providing monthly food parcels.
Vehicle Refurbishment One of the major challenges JAM faces in providing humanitarian relief in Africa is transporting relief supplies over very rough, almost inaccessible terrain. Our supplies need to be transported from our food factories to warehouses and distribution points in various areas, then from there, to the enormous number of school feeding projects in remote, rural areas. In order to effectively overcome this challenge, as well as keep vehicle acquisition costs as low as possible, JAM embarked on an ambitious project in 2004, by purchasing disused military vehicles, adaptable for our purpose. These vehicles vary in capacity from 3 to 18 tonnes, either four or six-wheel drive. They arrive in poor condition, with a tough military look, and are then restored and refurbished at our fully-equipped JAM workshop facilities in South Africa. After sandblasting, panel beating, spray- painting, fitting and mechanical repair, these vehicles are totally transformed and fit for JAM field application. Upon completion, these “good as new” vehicles are cleared and registered, before being exported to Mozambique, Angola and Sudan where they effectively network in delivering tonnes and tonnes of life-saving supplies to hundreds of thousands of beneficiaries.