John Lyall Charity

John Lyall Charity

Charity information

John Lyall Charity

John Lyall Charity provides educational, nutrition and community programmes for street children and families in Wawa, a shanty town in the Philippines.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    JLC's projects have three main aims:

    To teach skills that will enable children and families to support themselves and stay safe and healthy

    To support children and young people to access education

    To build community resources and relations

    Wawa is an extremely poor area and houses are often inhabited by three generations of the same family. Their small wooden shacks have inadequate sanitation and are regularly damaged by typhoons. Adult illiteracy and unemployment levels are high. School drop-out rates are soaring, as parents cannot afford school uniforms and have come to rely on scavenging or on meagre income earned by children at the local fish yard or market. The Department of Education estimates that 40% of Wawa's school age children do not attend school. A large proportion of these children lack basic reading, writing and counting skills. These children are vulnerable to malnutrition, abuse and illness - but JLC are working to change this by providing the opportunity to learn employable skills, good nutrition and safety and wellbing.

    Most importantly, we are bringing hope to Wawa. We have already seen the impact that our projects are making on the lives of street children and families, but we are a very small charity and need your support to continue to change lives.

    JLC takes no UK expenses so all money donated will be directly benefiting lives in the Philippines.

    Please see our website for more information. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Aims

    John Lyall Charity aims to:

    • To support children and young people to access education
    • To support children and young people to access education
    • To teach skills that will enable children and families to support themselves and stay safe and healthy
  • Overview

    Established: January 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 1080035

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01932 782341

    Address: 111 Green Street Sunbury on Thames Middlesex TW16 6QX

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