YouthCare Ministries is a non-profit non-governmental Christian organization operating in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. The ministry reaches inner-city at-risk children and youth, equipping them with tools necessary for academic excellence, life skills, leadership, and holistic growth so they become resilient healthy Christian citizens of Malawi.
YouthCare runs seven programs: Safe Haven Orphanage for 13 boys and 8 girls, After School, Summer Camps, High School, Community Clinic, Youth Empowerment, and Sponsorship programs.
Besides the burden of overwhelming poverty, Malawi’s citizens are being ravaged by the growing pandemic of HIV/Aids, which has infected an estimated 16% of the total population. Tragically, this little country has earned the nickname “The Orphan Nation” because of the one million children who have been left alone in the wake of this disease. Malawi is one of the top 10 poorest countries in the world.