The John John Trust

Established in memory of John David McGladrigan (26th May 1985-9th August 2004). John was on a Lasallian Developing World Project in Kaleo, Ghana 2004. On the final day, John tragically drowned whilst in the sea.

Whilst in Kaleo, one of the young boys - Ivan, whom John had befriended asked him to stop smoking. John promised, and said the money he saved he would send back to Ghana to enable Ivan and another boy - Eddie to continue with their education. In honour of this promise The John John Trust was set up to support the education of children and young people throughout Africa.

Since 2004 the Trust has sponsored individuals education, teachers salaries, and working in partnership with local communities.

The Trust is now currently focused on funding small sustainable construction projects such as classroom buildings, libraries etc across the world.

Member Type

Organisational member, A

Areas of Interest

  • Children and young people
  • Education – Development & Capacity Building
  • Education – General
  • Sustainable development

Operational Areas

  • Ghana
  • Uganda


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