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.
- 2 homes for orphans
- Round-the-clock care for 7 boys & 12 girls
- Focus on safety, health, leadership development and education
- 290 children served
- Focus on literacy
- Girls' empowerment program which serves 38 girls
- Sponsors are matched with individual children
- Program covers the cost of holistic care
- 21 children's school fees are currently covered
YouthCare Secondary School
Clinic and Maternity Ward
- YouthCare Clinic opened in 2018
- Served the YouthCare Community
- In 2021 The Clinic team began to do mobile clinics in the villages where some of the elderly members could not get to the clinic.
- In Dec 2022, the maternity wing is to be opened up for the community