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    Weʼve raised £3,270 to buy a Solar Powered Water Pump for a school for blind children in Malawi. To do this Joe is cycling 300Km from London to Paris on 30 April.

    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 20th July 2022

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    Am riding a bicycle from London to Paris on the 30th April 2022 covering 300Km in 24hrs to raise money to buy a water pump for Ekwendeni School for blind children in Malawi. The school has 60 children who are blind or visually impaired and some with albinism. After speaking to the school headteacher I learnt that the school lacks so many things including clean water. The water pump which feeds the school with good water broke down 3 years ago so the pupils and school staff have to walk a 2km distance to fetch water for drinking, cooking and bathing using hand buckets. Also to mention a few other problems the main nutrition available to these pupils is maize (corn) and dried beans and despite this food not providing a balanced diet on a daily basis it also runs short regularly leading to some days of no food. Other needs include learning equipment for blind children. Specialists for the blind recommend that learning how to read and write using braille technology should start at a very young age and this school does not have such equipment to teach these skills. Although this school offers these children a refuge and a chance at success, with all these challenges it‘s struggling to stay afloat.

    Thinking about all these problems and deprivation this school is facing, I am taking on this challenge to raise money to acquire some of the things this school needs in order to relieve the plight these children go through. The money raised will be used to purchase first the much needed solar powered water pump which will cost about GBP2,000 ($2500).

    I will also be taking material donations like school books and any other learning equipment suitable for blind children. These items can be new or used but in good condition. My contact number +447939751563 and email joe_nkosi@hotmail.com.

    I have created this JUST GIVING page to receive monetary donations for this cause.

    Please help me achieve this goal and thanks for your support.

    “Together we can make this world a better place to live for everyone”.

    Thank You

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    • Joe  Nkosi4 months ago
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      Joe Nkosi

      4 months ago

      Finally we have been blessed to have been covered by a local Malawi newspaper I only saw it yesterday morning after a friend forwarded it to me. Attached is the news page for those who have not seen it. Thanks

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    • Joe  Nkosi4 months ago
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      Joe Nkosi

      4 months ago

      Hello Everyone I would like to announce to you that the fundraiser project has been completed successfully and was officially presented and commissioned yesterday the 3rd June 2022 in Malawi. My father Mr Nkosi represented me. In attendance to this ceremony was the District Education Officer, CCAP Synod Director of Education, The CCAP Parish Minister, Ngoni Chiefs, Education Advisor, School panel of teachers. So I thought I should share with you some of the footage captured during the course.May God bless you richly.

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    • Joe  Nkosi5 months ago
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      Joe Nkosi

      5 months ago

      Good morning all. I would like to thank you for the huge support and the kind words u’ve given me all the way through this challenge up to Paris. I took this lightly now I cannot believe the amount of support, the energy coming from all corners of the world not just Mcr and Malawi but even our brothers and sisters from other countries Zimbabwe, Zambia, RSA and many others. This is one of my toughest challenges in my life but it felt less hard for that am very thankful to you all but again most importantly the reason why I did it, the cause.

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    Page last updated on: 6/19/2022 16.03

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    99

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 19, 2022

      £10.00

    • Gerard

      Gerard

      May 22, 2022

      £10.00

    • Sammy

      Sammy

      May 7, 2022

      £20.00

    • Stella Khonje

      Stella Khonje

      May 4, 2022

      Keep up the good work 👏

      £20.00

    • Watipatsa Wathu Mmodzi

      Watipatsa Wathu Mmodzi

      May 4, 2022

      Awesome water is much much more important

      £40.00

    • Cindy Ndlovu/Mano

      Cindy Ndlovu/Mano

      May 4, 2022

      Good job Joe. Well done!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 3, 2022

      So very much proud of you. You have set a good example. Malawi needs more people like you.ZIKOMO KWAMBIRI.

      £10.00

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