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    Weʼve raised £405 to help John begin studying for a degree in Business Management in Malawi. So Cornelis and I are going to climb Ben Nevis next Tuesday!

    Malawi College of Accountancy, Blantyre, Malawi.
    Funded on Wednesday, 19th September 2018

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    I met John when he was just 12 years old, a student at Katitima Primary School in Malawi, which is linked to Salehurst Primary School. He rather cheekily introduced himself as an orphan and the most intelligent boy in the school! Even though he passed his exams, he would have had little chance of going to secondary school without the help of the Starfish Malawi Charity. Living with his grandmother, John had to wake very early to do chores then walk a long distance to school, with little food to sustain him through the day. Attending secondary school was not easy either..but John did not give up. His ambition was to go to university. Despite many setbacks, John kept going until he achieved the necessary grades. John has kept in touch with us over the years and recently received the wonderful news that he has been offered a place at the Malawi College of Accountancy to do a business degree. John is just one of thousands of young people in Malawi who are desperate to study, but do not have the opportunity. Please help us to pay for John's first semester by sponsoring our Ben Nevis climb and giving a donation here. Keep in mind that I don't like heights and Cornelis turned 60 last month!!

    Alternatively, if anyone feels kind enough to chip in to help us pay a monthly amount to continue this support over the next four years, please contact me separately. Thank you!

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    • Joanna Taekema6 months ago
      Joanna Taekema

      Joanna Taekema

      6 months ago

      Thank you once again for your wonderful donations. We have sent enough money for John's fees and accommodation for the first semester which is great. The charity Starfish Malawi are kindly helping us send the funds to university. Not too late for a donation if there is anyone who was meaning to but forgot! One requirement from the university is that John will need a laptop so further donations will help towards that - or go towards the fees for following semester. Salehurst friends - this is a former Katitima School pupil! :) :) :)

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    • Joanna Taekema6 months ago
      Joanna Taekema

      Joanna Taekema

      6 months ago

      Thank you once again for your wonderful donations. We have sent enough money for John's fees and accommodation for the first semester which is great. The charity Starfish Malawi are kindly helping us send the funds to university. Not too late for a donation if there is anyone who was meaning to but forgot! One requirement from the university is that John will need a laptop so further donations will help towards that - or go towards the fees for following semester. Salehurst friends - this is a former Katitima School pupil!!!

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    • Joanna Taekema6 months ago
      Joanna Taekema

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      6 months ago
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    Page last updated on: 6/23/2018 7:09 AM

    Supporters

    22

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 23, 2018

      £5.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 22, 2018

      #CharityNinja

      £5.00

    • Ruth Horner

      Ruth Horner

      Jun 12, 2018

      Sorry this is rather late. What an amazing thing to do - and astounding weather you were blessed with. Fabulous views from the top of the highest point in Britain!

      £10.00

    • Denise Bartlett

      Denise Bartlett

      Jun 3, 2018

      Very well done to both of you!

      £10.00

    • Catriona Hutchinson

      Catriona Hutchinson

      Jun 2, 2018

      What a wonderful thing to do! I hope he prospers!

      £10.00

    • Barbara Rudd

      Barbara Rudd

      Jun 1, 2018

      Well done - fantastic thing to do ❤️❤️

      £5.00

    • Nyree Kilgour

      Nyree Kilgour

      Jun 1, 2018

      £20.00

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    Malawi College of Accountancy, Blantyre, Malawi.

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