In 2007, Ryan Reynolds and I visited Malawi, a land-locked country in southern Africa, where we helped out with a group that runs day centers for thousands of orphans.
Since then, I’ve kept up with the organization, helping to build a secondary school and medical clinic.
Marathoner Brendan Rendall is currently running the length of the country to raise money to build a new wing for the secondary school, which is bursting at the seams. The block will include two science labs, an art room and a general classroom.
Brendan is running 650 miles. That’s 25 marathons back-to-back.
The school and related programs are run by Friends of Mulanje Orphans, which is one of the best charities I’ve ever enountered. Over the years, it has supported a generation of kids who are now helping run the program.
- If you zoom in on the map, you can find Mulanje south-east of Blantyre. ↩