“If one person would just help one child they’ve done so much and if you can do that, it would be beautiful. Just to help one person would be a lot…it’s a big step forward because there’s a lot to be done, and children all over the world are in such need.” ~ Michael Jackson

Gift a Desk Get a Smile, 2018

Are you sitting comfortably?

Children sit on the floor in many Malawian Primary schools due to the lack of desks. But this is no longer true for 200 Malawian children, who have been lifted off the floor and onto brand new desks thanks to MJL’s Gift a Desk – Get a Smile project in Michael Jackson’s memory.

By partnering once again with phenomenal UK charity Starfish Malawi, MJL has enabled 200 children to work from desks rather than the floor. The desks have been made in Malawi and are not only robust, but will each seat three children. What’s more, as part of a commitment to self-sufficiency, the children get to see the desks being made.

The children have also each received a copy of the beautiful book ‘Smile Effect’ by Canadian author Brenda Jenkyns, which tells of Michael’s kindness, as explored through a young boy’s eyes. In addition to this, each child will also receive a beautiful bookmark, the back replete with inspiring quotes by Michael Jackson.

This project was made possible by the generosity of donors from no less than 20 countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

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