Norwegian Volunteers give Cape ECD a Boost
November 2018 - Last month, Joint Aid Management South Africa (JAM SA), welcomed a group of volunteers from Norway to do a makeover at Spring of Life, an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre in the Western Cape.
For the makeover, the group raised funds for two years to upgrade the infrastructure at centre. They then travelled to South Africa to spend the final week at the ECD Centre to finish the makeover and decorate the centre before it was officially handed over.
JAM SA's ECD Makeover programme starts with improving the infrastructure at ECD centres to create a healthy, safe learning environment for vulnerable children. It also helps the owners on their road to compliance, a critical first step to securing government assistance via grants.
Once the project has been completed, the makeover team commits themselves to feeding the children at the centre for a year. Every day, all the children at the centre will be given a portion of JAM porridge, giving them a wholesome meal providing 75% of their daily nutritional needs.
First Car Rental is proud to support JAM SA, and here's why!
First Car Rental is proud to be the transport partner for JAM SA's volunteers in South Africa. JAM SA is one of the largest and longest running African-founded development organisations serving communities throughout Africa.
JAM SA is a South African-based non-profit humanitarian relief and development organisation that has been at the forefront of the war against hunger for over 30 years.
The NPO was founded by Peter and Ann Pretorius in 1984 after they witnessed the horrific consequences of starvation during a visit to Mozambique.
Since its inception, JAM has served more than 1.6 billion meals and grown into a global organisation, with active nutrition, education, water and sanitation projects affecting sustainable change in the lives of children and communities in need throughout Africa.
Did you know? First Car Rental customers can support JAM SA when they Book a Car. Simply tick the box to select Jam SA to donate R30 on page 3 of the booking process and you'll be part of helping feed over 1 million children a day in Africa.