How you can help

FOCHTA believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty in which so many are trapped. We believe that is it especially important to give to girls the same opportunity to attend school as their brothers have.

We have to date funded secondary schooling for over 1400 young people in Thyolo district, and 31 young people are at present receiving tertiary or technical education. On average A$400 a year will support a child at school and that includes the supply of uniforms and other essentials. However as little as A$5 can make a difference when grandmother decides whether a girl must also have that chance.

Schools in Malawi are sadly lacking in resources. Our students have cited lack of text and reference books as one of their biggest worries. You might like to help our students by donating funds to go to one of FOCHTA’s Youth and Community libraries.

You might also wish to have a book sent directly to Thyolo from our Amazon wishlist. Books purchased from Amazon UK are shipped directly to Thyolo.  Send a book via our Amazon wishlist.

Our grandmothers deserve all the help that it’s possible to give. They are so frequently left supporting singlehandedly their orphaned grandchildren. A goat can be bought by FOCHTA, wormed and vaccinated, for A$65. A beehive costs around A$50.

As a not-for-profit organisation, all funds you donate will go to where they are most needed.

You can show your support by attending an upcoming event and by signing up for the FOCHTA newsletter, which will give you updates and positive news on FOCHTA’s work in Thyolo.