Impact of the current food crisis on education in Malawi

October 19, 2016

  As in many other places, students returned to secondary  school in Malawi in the autumn. Completing education is the best chance many of these students have to break the cycle of poverty that afflicts their communities. Joshua currently provides education bursaries to around 230 students who would otherwise be unlikely to complete secondary education. …..

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Food shortages in Malawi

February 3, 2016

As expected the harvest following the January floods last year was poor and drought has made the situation much worse. Many families didn’t harvest enough to keep themselves fed through the non-productive season. When we did our household assessments for our school sponsorship project in 2015, we found many families who had a failed harvest …..

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Invaluable gift for Mercy and Promise

March 27, 2015

Mercy Gabriel is 45 years old and completely blind. Since her house collapsed as a result of the heavy rains and flooding in January she and her four year old daughter Promise have sought refuge in a classroom at Chibwana Primary School. When she first went to the school she was sheltering with two young daughters, …..

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Bringing Africa to Buckland

March 27, 2015

Last Friday team Joshua were kindly invited to Buckland Memorial Hall to attend an African Evening organised by Buckland Primary School’s incredible staff and students. Children of all ages performed African inspired drumming, singing and dancing and also exhibited some of the amazing art work that they created last term. The schools head chef Claire …..

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1,100 families helped

March 10, 2015

A month and a half on from the extreme rains which devastated over 200,000 lives and livelihoods in Malawi, Joshua is working hard to avert a long term food crisis by distributing sweet potato vines and cassava cuttings to over 1,100 families. 42% of young children in Malawi are chronically undernourished. Joshua has always had …..

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Helping two young sisters

February 26, 2015

14 year old Mayina Biton (pictured) and her 8 year old sister Malita were abandoned by their mother when she remarried. Left to cope on their own the girls were extremely vulnerable and when the heavy rains began, their simple home, made of mud bricks with a thatched roof and no cement floor stood little …..

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Mitsidi Camp

300 families given plastic sheeting thanks to your donations

February 25, 2015

How the funds from the Emergency Appeal have been spent so far: Plastic Sheeting: 300 families have been given plastic sheeting to make their damaged homes watertight during the continuing heavy rains. 90% of this sheeting was distributed between the 12th of January and the 6th of February at a cost of around £1,500. Health …..

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The parts have arrived!

February 20, 2015

The parts to renovate our beloved MAC have arrived in Malawi from South Africa and were delivered to the garage this morning. Despite the slight delay because of the horrendous weather and flooding in Malawi we are delighted to announce that work has now begun on MAC – and John the driver is especially thrilled …..

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Mitsidi Hygiene Workshops

Helping flood victims at Mitsidi Camp

February 6, 2015

72 families are living in tents provided by the Red Cross at Mitsidi School. Joshua has been acting as a camp co-ordinator there for the last two weeks, which has included organising essential disease prevention hygiene workshops, supplying plastic sheeting to those who are able to live in their rain damaged homes, giving out blankets …..

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UK Fundraiser needed – Maternity cover contract

February 3, 2015

We are looking for a self-motivated, personable, experienced individual to work two days a week as a Fundraiser for a nine month maternity cover contract. This is a varied role extending through working with Trusts and Foundations to Community Fundraising. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, willing to occasionally work out of office hours …..

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Joshua Orphan and Community Care, UK Registered Charity 1114727
Joshua Orphan and Community Support Group, Blantyre, Malawi Registerd Charity R.G. 20754/M/5.2005

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