It started in 2008 with the seed money from UrbanPromise Ministries, our affiliate and partner, with the aim to promote the welfare of the less privileged children and youths in Malawi through holistic programming.
The Director and leaders of MercyCare Malawi are graduates of African Bible College equipped through an all year round leadership training and internship through UrbanPromise International organization in the USA.
The ministry focuses on needy children and youths by offering afterschool programs and summer camps focused on literacy, life management skills and overcoming poverty.
The education crisis is severe in Malawi. Most children lack the necessary financial, material or parental support needed to receive a high school education, which is not free in Malawi. In addition, most schools don’t have enough resources to enhance the children’s educational experiences. Classrooms are over-crowded, making it difficult for children to concentrate and for teachers to provide the needed attention to each student (1:75 teacher/student ratio). Obviously, it is hard to achieve in-depth learning in this kind of environment. This poor overall school quality has led to a low completion rate, repetition and high dropout rates (Malawi Education Sector: Policy & Investment Framework (PIF) 2006). The need to establish more schools is therefore great.
MercyCare Malawi exists to make the difference in the lives of children and youths by equipping spiritually, academically, and socially with life management skills in order for them to achieve their life goals, develop leadership skills, and impact their communities.
This is achieved through holistic programming, such as through our high school project, AfterSchool & Summer Camp Program, Girls’ Empowerment Program, HIV/Aids Prevention and Teen Job Training.
Deputy HeadTeacher - Administration
Chemistry and Mathematics
Girls’ Empowerment Coordinator
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