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ZRDF WINS FIRST PRIZE

The Mkushi Agricultural and Commercial Show Society (MACSS) is back, bigger and better! After two years of cancelling the event due to the Covid -19 pandemic. This year’s theme was “Innovation through Technology”.

During this year's Central Province Agricultural and Commercial Show presented by the Mkushi Agricultural and Commercial Show Society (MACSS), Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation (ZRDF) demonstrated its understanding of this year's theme by showcasing the interventions in Climate Smart Agriculture that are taught to local farmers in Mkushi at the various Demo sites.

The event ended with ZRDF scooping first position in the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) category for their work around climate smart agriculture innovations. Their work is getting recognition and this makes Jamma International proud and confident to keep supporting ZRDF in serving the vulnerable and underprivileged in society.

Jamma International presents the video of Dr. Moreangels Mbizah’s conservation journey created as part of Resource Africa’s ‘Let Africans Decide’ series.
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Dr. Moreangels Mbizah’s Conservation Journey

Jamma International is proud to work with the Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation (ZRDF) on exciting sustainable agriculture projects around Mkushi, Zambia. During the Central Province Agricultural and Commercial Show in Mkushi, Zambia, ZRDF won first place in the Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) category.
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Greenpeace

Greenpeace

GREENPEACE

Greenpeace is a movement of people passionate about achieving their vision of a greener, healthier planet. By lobbying, campaigning, and educating the public, Greenpeace helps enact real change on a global scale.

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Jamma fully supports the Greenpeace mission to promote change that will create a healthier planet for future generations. Our funding is supporting Greenpeace’s ‘Protect the Oceans’ campaign, which is dedicated to addressing the significant threats facing our oceans, including climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, and mining.

The Global Ocean Treaty, currently in negotiation at the United Nations, has the potential to create ocean sanctuaries that will protect at least 30% of our seas by 2030. Greenpeace is helping to bolster the positions of world leaders championing for the Global Ocean Treaty, as well as engaging potential new champions. A global network of ocean sanctuaries is a crucial step in protecting large parts of the ocean from destructive industries, especially in largely unregulated international waters. 

Giving a voice to communities fighting for ocean protection.

Greenpeace endeavours to expose the actions of those damaging the ocean and champion science-backed solutions. Destructive fishing techniques are responsible for extensive damage to marine ecosystems and wildlife. A proposal from some world leaders to exclude fisheries from the Global Ocean Treaty threatens to maintain a status quo that is unsustainable in the long term.

“Our mission is to promote radical changes and new solutions to the ways we live on this planet so that we can all call it home for generations to come.”

“Protecting these natural wonders is simply the right thing to do. But this isn’t just about conscience. It’s about survival.” Greenpeace International

Elephants Alive has been studying and researching African elephant populations since 2003, and delivers research solutions, advocacy and education to promote harmonious coexistence between elephants and people.

Jamma wholeheartedly supports this committed non-profit organisation in its goal to develop and grow our understanding of elephant ecology. Their important research contributes towards the long-term survival of the African elephant and thereby maintaining the vital biodiversity of large parts of rural Africa.
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African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that manages 19 national parks and protected areas covering over 14.2 million hectares in Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Jamma International is proud to be supporting African Parks with their sustainable approach to wildlife conservation, economic development and poverty alleviation to ensure that each park is ecologically, socially, and financially sustainable in the long-term.
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Life Skills

Life Skills

Life Skills

Jamma International's vision is the wellbeing of the planet and its people, and we feel passionate about supporting projects that will empower people to improve their wellbeing.

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Agneta Johansson, the Director of Wellbeing at Jamma International, has a vision to design and deliver Life Skills programmes to build capacity and resilience in both organisations and individuals.

Our initial project is 'The Brain, How it Creates our Reality and Our Behaviour', exploring how we become more resilient in every day life.

We know how to take care of our body but we know very little about how our brain works.  If you understand how the brain works, you have the ability to change your behaviour.

The first project in Life Skills being developed will focus on the brain, how it creates our reality and affects our behaviour. Not in a detailed scientific way, but in a way that can help us understand how little the brain has changed since cave men and how this can cause a lot of suffering in today's world. 

Our project will be a new approach to mental health. This knowledge about brain function and some basic skills on managing our tricky brain will be a foundation to manage our life in a more constructive day-to-day way.

It is in the brain that our lives are played out and where all our perception from the world is coming from. It is therefore very important to understand how the brain works, what is causing our mental struggle and how to take control.

 

We believe that when we understand how the brain influences our behaviour and why we sometimes feel the way we do, we can begin to take control and manage our emotions  to improve our thoughts and feelings. 

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Jamma has identified partners to develop this Life Skills training with, partners who have the same values as Jamma and a passion to deliver this knowledge to the widest possible audience to make the biggest impact.

Mental Health Innovations (MHI) is a charity that uses digital innovation, data-driven analysis and the experience of clinical experts to improve the mental health of the UK population through the provision of digital tools, support and resources.

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Training For Life is a not-for-profit training company focusing on courses in mental health. All the profits are donated to the charity Student Life. Student Life, a registered charity, supports young people’s mental health across the South East of England.

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Training for Life with Student Life have created a bespoke training package about Mental Health and Wellbeing, to be delivered as part of the RSHE curriculum for students in years 10 and 11.  The course consists of six sessions. The first four sessions cover mental health: what mental health is, the mental health continuum, depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders and the support we can get around these. Session five is a Coronavirus awareness session about remaining safe and responsible even as restrictions in the UK ease. Our final session will be a session about brain functioning, which has been developed using Jamma's Life Skills manual. The aim of this session is to increase understanding of brain processing, including the threat response, and explore how this understanding can be used to improve an individuals wellbeing.

Jamma chose to partner with Training for Life and Student Life as they share our vision to work in partnership with their audience.  The Life Skills programme will be designed and develop with the young people who will receive the training, they will ensure that the knowledge and skills are presented in a way that uses language and examples that are relevant to their age group.

This training will be piloted in August 2021 and deliver the full training in schools from September 2021. 

We share the vision to make the Life Skills programmes available to the widest possible audience, and following the delivery of the project in schools, we will work with Training for Life to develop this Life Skills programme into a training package for children, young people in other age groups and adults. 

Greenpeace is a movement of people passionate about achieving their vision of a greener, healthier planet. By lobbying, campaigning, and educating the public, Greenpeace helps enact real change on a global scale. Jamma fully supports the Greenpeace mission to promote change that will create a healthier planet for future generations. Our funding is supporting Greenpeace’s ‘Protect the Oceans’ campaign, which is dedicated to addressing the significant threats facing our oceans, including climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, and mining.
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Resource Africa is an international charity with the mission of ensuring that the basic human right to sustainable use of wildlife and natural resources can be exercised by communities and rural people in southern Africa.

Jamma is supporting Resource Africa to bring a voice to rural communities living alongside wildlife to tell the story of how the equilibrium of sustainable wildlife management and guardianship can be supported and maintained.
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Surrey Community Foundation

Community Foundation for Surrey

Community Foundation for Surrey

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The Community Foundation for Surrey is a movement connecting local philanthropists with charitable organisations that help change the lives of disadvantaged individuals.

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The Community Foundation movement is based on the concept of “local help for local needs”, and highlights empowering and inspiring charities or groups to donors looking to support organisations in their area.

Jamma wholeheartedly supports the Community Foundation for Surrey (CFS) in bringing local donors together with those who are providing solutions to challenges in local communities. Grants are directed towards tackling and solving identified needs, with the funding allowing promising ideas to transform into successful realities. CFS has awarded over £15 million across Surrey to promising community initiatives in the last fifteen years.

A personalised approach to local philanthropy.

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The CFS funds hundreds of community groups every year, working in partnership with donors to fund a variety of themes. These themes include mental ill-health, training and employment, sports, the arts, youths, and the environment.

“We must work together to ensure we can continue to support our vulnerable residents” - Laura Thurlow, CEO

“Our vision is to build a strong movement of local philanthropists, connecting them with local charitable organisations to ensure that every individual in Surrey has hope.” – Community Foundation for Surrey

RETURNAfrica operates a safari lodge and two trail camps in Pafuri located in the most northern part of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. After having been driven away from the area at gunpoint in the 1960s the Makuleke people do now, as a result of the South African land restitution process, own the land with freehold title.

Despite this, they continue to live in three villages some 60 km away from Parfuri. Through RETURNAfrica Jamma funds a Drop-in Centre in each village where disadvantaged children can go after school to get a cooked meal and be assisted with their homework. These centres cater for approximately 450 children each day.
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Return Africa

Jamma are proud to be continuing to support Baynards Zambia Trust with their work to improve the lives and livelihoods of people in rural communities in Zambia.

Through its partnership with the Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation, Baynards Zambia Trust puts in place initiatives that help communities develop, promote financial literacy and inclusion, improve food security and nutrition plus mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Transformational Business Network

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TRANSFORMATIONAL BUSINESS NETWORK

Transformational Business Network (TBN) works with driven entrepreneurs and investors seeking to create long-term, meaningful impact within their communities. By shifting the development mindset from aid to enterprise, TBN has been able to create over 1,500 jobs and unlock more than £55 million in investment finance.

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Jamma supports Transformational Business Network's (TBN) vision of helping entrepreneurs build impactful businesses and unlock financing. By providing training in key areas such as marketing and financial skills, TBN helps create jobs, relieve poverty, and improve livelihoods in East Africa.

Entrepreneurs can face significant obstacles in creating a successful business; limited access to finance and a lack of business skills or suitable mentors being examples. By advocating with governments and international donors on behalf of entrepreneurs, building business capacity, and connecting purpose-driven enterprises with early-stage finance, TBN provides key support to businesses seeking positive change within their communities.    

Working with entrepreneurs and investors to challenge the status quo.

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TBN organises summits and alumni events to foster learning, discussion, and connections between entrepreneurs, local and international investors, and NGOs from around the world. Small and medium sized African businesses are given the opportunity to connect with the right investors and take full advantage of their long-term potential.

“We believe in the potential of entrepreneurs to lead with integrity, to scale their businesses exponentially and to create jobs and prosperity for all.” - TBN

“Young African social entrepreneurs are setting out to change the world, make a profit and, in the process, inspire other young people to take the future into their own hands.” - Reuben Coulter, TBN

Resource Africa is an international charity with the mission of ensuring that the basic human right to sustainable use of wildlife and natural resources can be exercised by communities and rural people in southern Africa.

Jamma is supporting Resource Africa to bring a voice to rural communities living alongside wildlife to tell the story of how the equilibrium of sustainable wildlife management and guardianship can be supported and maintained.
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Resource Africa

Greenpeace is a movement of people passionate about achieving their vision of a greener, healthier planet. By lobbying, campaigning, and educating the public, Greenpeace helps enact real change on a global scale. Jamma fully supports the Greenpeace mission to promote change that will create a healthier planet for future generations. Our funding is supporting Greenpeace’s ‘Protect the Oceans’ campaign, which is dedicated to addressing the significant threats facing our oceans, including climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, and mining.
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Return Africa

RETURNAfrica

RETURN AFRICA

Sustainably protecting Africa’s vast wild parks is something that we at Jamma take very seriously.

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Parfuri, at the far north of the Kruger National Park, is one of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, where wildlife including elephant, buffalo, and big cats roam free across a transfrontier park that spans three countries. Pafuri is one of South Africa's top birding locations with more than 450 species recorded. 

RETURNAfrica partners with local communities to develop, market and manage high quality visitor and safari experiences at iconic destinations in Southern Africa in a way that benefits all. 

Partnerships that return benefits to the land and all it sustains.

RETURNAfrica works with local communities to create meaningful and sustainable benefits. They provide employment, training and skills development for community members and make direct financial contributions to projects which respond to a range of pressing needs. Eco-friendly amenities and skills development all play their part in nurturing the environment and improving lives. RETURNAfrica’s projects are carefully selected and responsibly governed. Offering unique visitor experiences, RETURNAfrica’s ethos focuses on making local partnerships work for conservation and development.

RETURNAfrica is a safari lodge operator engaging local communities and communal land-dwellers to commercialise rights held by them, and thereby securing the success of local conservation initiatives.

“When you reach the edge of the map and settle into this peaceful corner of Africa, it’s good to know that you are supporting a sustainable form of tourism, one that shows humans and wildlife can share the wilderness, for the benefit of both.” - RETURNAfrica

Resource Africa is an international charity with the mission of ensuring that the basic human right to sustainable use of wildlife and natural resources can be exercised by communities and rural people in southern Africa.

Jamma is supporting Resource Africa to bring a voice to rural communities living alongside wildlife to tell the story of how the equilibrium of sustainable wildlife management and guardianship can be supported and maintained.
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Resource Africa

RETURNAfrica operates a safari lodge and two trail camps in Pafuri located in the most northern part of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. After having been driven away from the area at gunpoint in the 1960s the Makuleke people do now, as a result of the South African land restitution process, own the land with freehold title.

Despite this, they continue to live in three villages some 60 km away from Parfuri. Through RETURNAfrica Jamma funds a Drop-in Centre in each village where disadvantaged children can go after school to get a cooked meal and be assisted with their homework. These centres cater for approximately 450 children each day.
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Return Africa

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Resource Africa

Resource Africa

RESOURCE AFRICA

Resource Africa is an organisation with the mission of ensuring that the basic human right to sustainably use wildlife and other natural resources can be exercised by rural people in southern Africa.

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Jamma is supporting Resource Africa to bring a voice to these communities and tell the story of how the equilibrium of sustainable wildlife management and guardianship can be supported and maintained.



Many rural people in southern Africa share their daily life with wildlife. Unfortunately this can negatively impact on those communities, with elephants breaking through boundaries, marauding and eating vital crops, lions and leopards killing livestock and, in the worst cases, wild animals injuring or even killing people.

Respecting rights, resources and livelihoods.

At Jamma we support Resource Africa to engage these communities as co-dependents in conservation and in the benefits that can be derived from it. Sustainable, community-based wildlife management and enterprise can benefit not only the rural communities and their future generations, but also help to conserve and support Africa’s wildlife habitats and ecosystems.

An important part of our work with Resource Africa is to advocate for dialogue and connection between the perspectives of local communities with policy making processes at international, regional and national levels.

It is our experience that policy is most likely to lead to sustainable environmental management when it strengthens the rights and enhances the livelihoods and wellbeing of those immediately dependent upon it.
Jamma are proud to be continuing to support Baynards Zambia Trust with their work to improve the lives and livelihoods of people in rural communities in Zambia.

Through its partnership with the Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation, Baynards Zambia Trust puts in place initiatives that help communities develop, promote financial literacy and inclusion, improve food security and nutrition plus mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Baynards Zambia Trust

RETURNAfrica operates a safari lodge and two trail camps in Pafuri located in the most northern part of the Kruger National Park, South Africa. After having been driven away from the area at gunpoint in the 1960s the Makuleke people do now, as a result of the South African land restitution process, own the land with freehold title.

Despite this, they continue to live in three villages some 60 km away from Parfuri. Through RETURNAfrica Jamma funds a Drop-in Centre in each village where disadvantaged children can go after school to get a cooked meal and be assisted with their homework. These centres cater for approximately 450 children each day.
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Return Africa

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The Photography Foundation

The Photography Foundation

THE PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION

The Photography Foundation creates pathways to professional photography for less advantaged young adults in London by offering education, work experience and routes to a career in the creative industries. It’s a simple philosophy with a lasting impact for good.

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For many young creatives, a lack of financial resources, opportunities or network connections mean that a career in their chosen industry is out of reach. The Photography Foundation believes that talent and motivation should be more important than who you know, or where you come from, and it’s their mission to make that a reality.

Through training programmes and community outreach, they remove barriers to entry and open up photography careers by welcoming in the next generation of diverse creative talent. Jamma is proud to support Shoreditch-based The Photography Foundation to help make society a little more equal for tomorrow’s creative visionaries.

Making society a little more equal for tomorrow’s creatives.

Over the course of three months, The Photography Foundation’s trainees are given the tools and education they need to develop the foundational technical skills for a career in photography. Through professional training from industry teachers and hands-on workshops with creative experts, trainees learn the basics, as well as finding the freedom and inspiration to develop their own creative voice.

“This is a place where young people can find inspiration, technical knowledge and an understanding of the creative industry, in a space that offers them the freedom to experiment and find their creative voice.” - Jess Bonham, Photographer

“We may hail from different countries, backgrounds and industries but we have one important thing in common: we all want to make society a little more equal, and we think the Foundation is one way to do that.” The Photography Foundation

Greenpeace is a movement of people passionate about achieving their vision of a greener, healthier planet. By lobbying, campaigning, and educating the public, Greenpeace helps enact real change on a global scale. Jamma fully supports the Greenpeace mission to promote change that will create a healthier planet for future generations. Our funding is supporting Greenpeace’s ‘Protect the Oceans’ campaign, which is dedicated to addressing the significant threats facing our oceans, including climate change, overfishing, plastic pollution, and mining.
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Resource Africa is an international charity with the mission of ensuring that the basic human right to sustainable use of wildlife and natural resources can be exercised by communities and rural people in southern Africa.

Jamma is supporting Resource Africa to bring a voice to rural communities living alongside wildlife to tell the story of how the equilibrium of sustainable wildlife management and guardianship can be supported and maintained.
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Resource Africa

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Elephants Alive

Elephants Alive

ELEPHANTS ALIVE

Elephants Alive has been studying and researching African elephant populations in the vicinity of the Kruger National Park, South Africa since 2003, and delivers research solutions, advocacy and education to promote harmonious coexistence between elephants and people.

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Jamma wholeheartedly supports this committed non-profit organisation in its goal to develop and grow our understanding of elephant ecology. Their important research contributes towards the long-term survival of the African elephant and thereby helping to maintain the biodiversity of large parts of rural Africa.


Drawing on significant data gathered for two decades, Elephants Alive deliver research solutions that enable a greater understanding of the complex relationships that elephants have with each other and their surroundings, including the people with whom they share their world.

Promoting greater understanding and harmonious co-existence with nature’s giants.

Elephants Alive’s extensive long-term elephant tracking datasets provide information on landscape use, habitat expansion and perceived and real threats to elephants. Since 1998, Elephants Alive have deployed 90 GPS collars in 135 collaring operations, allowing the team to study and track individually identified elephants, monitor population dynamics and understand the motivation behind elephant movements from core conservation areas such as the Kruger National Park into protected areas along its borders.

Elephants Alive strives to put the science on the table in order to better protect elephants and ensure their survival by creating awareness and informing decision makers.

“Our research which is more than twenty years in the making, is aimed at improving our knowledge of the ecological processes that propagate the coexistence of elephants, their habitat and people.”
Elephants Alive

The Photography Foundation creates pathways to professional photography for less advantaged young adults in London by offering education, work experience and routes to a career in the creative industries. It’s a simple philosophy with a lasting impact for good.

Jamma is proud to support the Shoreditch-based organisation to help make society a little more equal for tomorrow’s creative visionaries. Through training programmes and community outreach, they remove barriers to entry and open up photography careers, welcoming in the next generation of diverse creative talent.
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The Photography Foundation

Jamma are proud to be continuing to support Baynards Zambia Trust with their work to improve the lives and livelihoods of people in rural communities in Zambia.

Through its partnership with the Zambian Rainbow Development Foundation, Baynards Zambia Trust puts in place initiatives that help communities develop, promote financial literacy and inclusion, improve food security and nutrition plus mitigate the effects of climate change.
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Baynards Zambia Trust

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