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Education is without doubt the key to the long-term success of Malawi, enabling dignity, self-sufficiency and future prosperity.

The JCT faces a challenge in acquiring books for the pupils from grade 1 to 8. The foundation does not have enough teacher guides and text books for all the pupils. The JCT are very keen to ensure that quality education is promoted and are therefore asking for any support on this matter in 2015, as we feel that the books should be a priority for the schools.

Enrolment of pupils at The JCT School is 840 in total.

To this end the JCT Foundation are focused on the development and provision of primary and secondary education. It costs just 40 (64USD) to send a child to secondary school for a whole year, but even this relatively small fee is out of the reach of many orphans.

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We are currently looking for individuals or teams of runners willing to take part in a number of fundraising events during September – November, including the Wolf Run, Bristol Half Marathon, Cardiff 10k or Half Marathon and Birmingham Half Marathon.

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…to Julia Beamud, illustrator who published Miss Escotofina in 2013, has once again very kindly dedicated her time exclusively to the JCT for new a book titled La pandilla Natilla and the Puchi's missing shoe which is an amazing children’s story available for purchase at a cost of £6.99.

Every single penny of the proceeds from the sale of Julia’s books will be donated directly to the foundation.

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Cheltenham Half Marathon, 25th September 2016

The JCT is being supported by runners taking part in the forthcoming Cheltenham Half Marathon which is taking place on Sunday 25th September 2016 and we have a number of places available -

The foundation will cover your entry fee and all we ask for in return is to raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship

If you would like to get involved, please email for a runner registration form and instructions -

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