Malawi: YouthCare Ministries

Lilongwe, Malawi
About this ministry

YouthCare was established in 2003 to reach the orphaned street children of Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi.  We operate the SafeHaven orphanages for 7 boys and 12 girls, providing a safe home, food, discipleship, and education.  We also conduct AfterSchool Programs, Summer Camps, vocational training and a girls’ empowerment program. We are also in the midst of building a high school to serve the children of the area.

Besides the burden of overwhelming poverty, Malawi’s inhabitants are being ravaged by the growing pandemic of HIV/Aids, which has infected an estimated 16% of the total population. Tragically, this little land has earned the nickname “The Orphan Nation” because of the one million children who have been left alone in the wake of this disease.

Our mission is to enhance the lives of at-risk urban youth by equipping them with the tools necessary for academic excellence, life skills, spiritual growth, and leadership capacity, while meeting their basic physical needs.

Areas of Focus

Orphan Care

  • 2 homes for orphans
  • Round-the-clock care for 7 boys & 12 girls
  • Focus on safety, health, leadership development and education

AfterSchool Programs

  • 290 children served
  • Focus on literacy
  • Girls' empowerment program which serves 38 girls

Sponsorship Program

  • Sponsors are matched with individual children
  • Program covers the cost of holistic care
  • 21 children's school fees are currently covered
Through a job training program, 9 teens have meaningful work at our programs as camp leaders. Another 27 youth are involved in our vocational training program.
The 2 SafeHaven orphanages offer holistic care with a focus on safety, health, education, spiritual growth and leadership development for 7 boys &12 girls.
By providing AfterSchool Programming, 290 children are receiving academic and spiritual enrichment in three sites around Lilongwe.