Open your eyes (Joint Aid Management, Angola 2013)


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Open your eyes (Joint Aid Management, Angola 2013)

  1. 1. This might be an eye opener…….Come and see what JAM ANGOLA isdoing in 2013Here is a quick look at who we are, what wedo, where we live and work in Angola.Take a few minutes and join us on this tripthrough Benguela Province
  2. 2. We are a team of individuals who work to support schoolfeeding and help vulnerable women and children.Like any team, JAM Angola is made up of different peoplefrom different backgrounds with different jobs to doWhat do we do?1. We work in primary schools.We feed about 270,000children in schools inBenguela Province, 530 kmsouth of the Capital city ofLuanda.2. These children are in about470 schools in all ofBenguela’s Districts
  3. 3. Thanks to a variety of different donors we areable to support malnutrition centres and hospitalsthroughout Benguela ProvinceSupporting all of these activities are qualifiedstaff who plan activities , unload cargo, preparetransportation, pay invoices and monitor what isgoing on in the schools and establishments wework with and support. In the next few slides wewill talk about the different aspects of our workand the beneficiaries that we serve throughoutthe year.
  4. 4. Receiving CommoditiesAs you may know, the most important part of food wereceive comes as a grant from the United StatesDepartment of Agriculture in a program known asMcGovern Dole. The food is shipped from the UnitedStates to the Port of Lobito where it is unloaded fromthe vessel and then driven to our warehouses inBenguela. The food will be stored there until it isshipped out to field warehouses and about 470 schoolsin the province. Here are some pictures of unloadingthat took place last week.
  5. 5. This is a picture of the Sheila McDevitt, the ship thatbrought the food from the US
  6. 6. Looking down into the cargo hold.Can you see the stevedores?
  7. 7. Unloading from the hold
  8. 8. Onto trucks in Lobito Port
  9. 9. Trucks arriving on base to begindischarging
  10. 10. Outside view of Benguela Warehouse
  11. 11. Unloading into one of the Benguela warehouses
  12. 12. Unloading from containers
  13. 13. On an average day when we unload a vessel like the Sheila McDevittabout 50 people are involved from sunrise to sunset
  14. 14. JAM Warehousing : Clean and Neat
  15. 15. Working in the field – Here are some pictures of ourbeneficiaries – Schoolchildren at Escola do Pato in Caimbambo
  16. 16. Escola do Pato Caimbambo
  17. 17. Children in Malnutrition Clinics
  18. 18. Some malnourished cases are severe as you can see
  19. 19. Receiving and Preparing TherapeuticMilk in Sumbe
  20. 20. In many areas where we work there is little or nowater. There was a serious drought in BenguelaProvince in 2012
  21. 21. We would be remiss if we didn’t talk about wells:this year we should be drilling in 2 ProvincesWe should also have new sources offunding to support these activitiesin 2013
  22. 22. JAM Angola transportation fleet
  23. 23. Sometimes other methods are used
  24. 24. Many different donors have offered supportin late 2012 and early 2013: FazendaBoaventuranca in Sumbe
  25. 25. Fazenda Boaventuranca again:supplying onions for hospitals
  26. 26. Delivery to Hospitals
  27. 27. Shoprite Supply of Food forour beneficiaries
  28. 28. Arrival and distribution of food fromShoprite at Christmas time
  29. 29. But any organization anywhere is only as goodas the people who work there.
  30. 30. Here are a few pictures of your colleagues working inAngola: On the left Daniel, supervisor in Cubal and onthe right Estela and Luis Oliveira. She is a supervisorin Lobito and Luis is a monitor in Dombe Grande
  31. 31. Not everyone but many of our colleagues
  32. 32. Some key members of JAM Staff in AngolaMuez Musans,Acting Head of DMEEddie Gwindiri,Head of CAS/LogisticsManuel Gonga, Program Manager Ben Van Dyk,MechanicPatrick Dumont,Country ManagerIsaac TogoFinance ManagerJohan Van RensburgFleet ManagerMarlene QuiosaHuman Resources
  33. 33. Here are some pictures of the JAM Base in Angola – wherewe work and where some of us live: This is a view from thewater tank above the housing area overlooking the base itself
  34. 34. Another view where you can see the greenhouse area andwarehouses at the bottom
  35. 35. Greenhouse area with local plants andearth boxes
  36. 36. Earth boxes with seedlings being prepared to take toschools at the beginning of the school year inFebruary
  37. 37. Front view of the housing area on base
  38. 38. Drilling vehicles – parked and waitingfor the team to arrive
  39. 39. View from the housing area. There wasnothing here a year ago!
  40. 40. Another view from the housing area
  41. 41. Housing area again
  42. 42. Onjango: where we have devotions andlarge meetings
  43. 43. JAM Base near the office side entrance
  44. 44. The bananas we planted are nowbearing fruit
  45. 45. We’ve planted behind the housing area as well
  46. 46. We hope to have much more to show youduring the course of this year!
  47. 47. Thanks for thisopportunity to sharewith you some ofwhat we do !