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The main objective of the JCT Childrenís foundation is to promote the social economic and education status of orphans, vulnerable children and those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS within the rural communities of Malawi.

The community-based projects work to provide food, health & medical treatment.

The foundation also seeks to increase access to basic education standards, support agriculture, HIV/AIDS education, improve their habitat & livelihood, water & sanitation and nutrition, helping bring about transformation and sustainable development.

Four districts have been identified with poor rural communities. These are in Nsanje; Tengani and Mbenje, Lilongwe; Chitukula, Kabudula and Mtema, Chitipa; Mwabulambia, Mangochi.

Over 8000 orphans and vulnerable children receive assistance from The Friends of John C Thomas Childrenís Foundation.

The number of children that the foundation is currently supporting can be broken down into the following regions and age ranges.

Age from 1- 6 years

Age from 7- 16 years

District

Year

Boys

Girls

Total

Boys

Girls

Total

Nsanje

2014

508

868

1376

547

726

1273

Lilongwe

1031

1076

2107

617

714

1331

Chitipa

219

502

721

556

634

1190

Mangochi

261

270

531

175

193

368

Sub Total

2019

2716

4735

1895

2267

4162

 

Nsanje

2013

391

822

1213

417

657

1074

Lilongwe

935

1029

1964

534

704

1238

Chitipa

204

445

649

469

534

1003

Mangochi

214

253

467

142

156

298

Sub Total

1744

2549

1562

2051

3613

 

Nsanje

2012

809

1196

353

643

996

Lilongwe

807

1007

1814

323

698

1021

Chitipa

197

367

564

319

529

848

Mangochi

133

189

85

98

183

Sub Total

1524

2372

3896

1080

1968

3048

 

Nsanje

2011

376

705

324

402

726

Lilongwe

789

989

1778

297

626

923

Chitipa

187

284

471

302

436

738

Mangochi

121

142

263

73

79

152

Sub Total

1473

2120

3593

996

1543

2539

 

Nsanje

2010

371

702

1073

321

387

708

Lilongwe

781

978

1759

292

620

912

Chitipa

184

268

452

295

416

711

Mangochi

119

132

251

69

78

147

Sub Total

1455

2080

3535

977

1501

2478

 

Nsanje

2009

369

700

1069

313

384

697

Lilongwe

777

971

1748

289

612

901

Chitipa

181

260

441

293

405

698

Mangochi

117

131

248

59

75

134

Sub Total

1444

2062

3506

954

1476

2430

 

Nsanje

2008

363

635

998

307

377

684

Lilongwe

748

964

1712

288

611

899

Chitipa

179

208

387

279

300

579

Mangochi

109

125

234

54

74

128

Sub Total

1399

1932

3331

928

1362

2290

 

Nsanje

2007

359

603

962

298

343

641

Lilongwe

739

958

1697

281

610

891

Chitipa

174

205

379

51

68

119

Mangochi

-

-

-

-

-

-

Sub Total

1272

1766

3038

630

1021

1651


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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 - 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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