Open your eyes (Joint Aid Management, Angola 2013)
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
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
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.
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.
This is a picture of the Sheila McDevitt, the ship thatbrought the food from the US
Looking down into the cargo hold.Can you see the stevedores?
Arrival and distribution of food fromShoprite at Christmas time
But any organization anywhere is only as goodas the people who work there.
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
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
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
Another view where you can see the greenhouse area andwarehouses at the bottom
Greenhouse area with local plants andearth boxes
Earth boxes with seedlings being prepared to take toschools at the beginning of the school year inFebruary