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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Jullian Wolstein and the H.E.L.P Foundation helping children in Malawi

"Over one million children in Malawi are without a parent, a home or an education. Inspired to become involved, Jillian Wolstein and her family founded H.E.L.P. in 2006 with the goal of spreading Hope, Education, Love, and Protection to the children of Malawi.

H.E.L.P. has partnered with Wilderness Safaris to build schools throughout Malawi in rural areas that surround Malawi’s national parks. A generous donation from the Wolstein family allowed for the construction of the partnership’s first school, the Nanthomba Primary School, in the Machinga district near Liwonde National Park. The partnership constructed seven adjacent housing units to accommodate the Nanthomba Primary School teachers. Funds continue to be raised for books, meals, furniture and clothing for the students as well as an endowment to run the school in perpetuity. H.E.L.P. and Wilderness Safaris together are in the process of searching for land within walking distance to the village with the hope of building a secondary school in the near future.

These buildings are most beneficial to those teachers and students who are in good health. H.E.L.P. believes education and health are counterparts of one another. Strong bodies allow learning and learning promotes strong bodies. Moving forward with the power of support, the foundation has made higher yet attainable goals for 2009 to drive this belief into action. H.E.L.P. has partnered with other non-profits and the Malawian government to construct a rural healthcare clinic and maternity wing that will provide vital medical care.

H.E.L.P. has developed significant partnerships and collaborations to provide cost effectiveness and utilize organizational expertise. In addition to partnering with Wilderness Safaris, H.E.L.P. is also partnered with The Lori Leavitt Collection, Students With a Purpose, GreenWISE, Max Azria, Richard Oliver Coke, Discover Africa, MedWish International, International Partners in Mission (IPM), Zest Garden, and Brother's Brother. These partnerships strengthen the foundation’s impact and help leverage dollars toward the team’s operations. With the generosity, drive and passion of our partners and supporters, together we can continue to make a difference in the lives of children faced with so many daily challenges.

H.E.L.P. is a non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference by giving the children of Malawi Hope, Education, Love, Protection, and a chance to realize their dreams and aspirations. 100% of the funds collected by H.E.L.P. go to direct service. We are a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit organization."

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