Please donate

The JCT are continually in desperate need of various supplies and materials across all of the four districts.

If you can supply any of the items below, then please either email emlyn@jctchildrensfoundation.org or please kindly post them directly to Michael at the address below.  

Thank you, it is appreciated.

Mr Michael Thomas Phiri
The JCT Children’s Foundation
Programme Manager of JCT Malawi
PHONE: 0111208799 / 0999131140 / 0884171626 - Please ensure you add in phone numbers
DHL Office Cross Roads Complex
P.O Box 333
Lilongwe
Malawi
Africa 

Immediate/short term requirements

  • 600 Blankets
  • 500 + School Uniforms
  • Bags of Maize
  • Toys
  • 12000 Maize Seed bags
  • 12000 Soap packets
  • Fertiliser
  • Bails of Sugar
  • Bags of Beans
  • 50 + Footballs, Volleyballs, Sports Kit
  • 3 Ton Truck
  • 3 Digital Cameras

Medium term requirements

  • 5 Water pump engine
  • Maize Mill
  • 16 Welding machines
  • 60 Carpentry Tool boxes (and tools)
  • 3 Fax Machines
  • 3 Photocopiers
  • Second Hand Clothes (Windbreakers, Raincoats)
  • Shoes
  • 30 Sewing machines
  • 50 Computers for Chitipa and Lilongwe Schools
  • 4 Motorized pumps for irrigation farming
  • 600 School Chairs and Desks

Long term requirements – Urgent Medical Supplies

  • Bed sheets
  • Gloves
  • Bedpans
  • Dressing Materials, (Bandages, Gauze)
  • Antibiotics (various)
  • Weighing scales for babies
  • Syringes
  • Needles
  • Sterile antiseptic wound dressings
  • Antibiotic/steroid creams
  • Sterile swabs
  • Needles and bottles for blood samples
  • First aid kits

3 Ton Truck
A three-ton truck is one of the key items we need to transport crops (maize and wheat), building materials, basic necessities and farm machinery across the four districts. With the foundation growing so rapidly in the last two years, this vehicle is crucial as we are currently unable to reach the most remote villages and communities we work with.

We currently make multiple trips in vans and cars, many of which encounter problems due to the poor transport links. We estimate it would cost nearly £8,000 to source and buy a second-hand vehicle of this kind.


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

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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 - http://www.cheltenhamhalf.co.uk.

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 - emlyn@jctchildrensfoundation.org

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