What would life be like without opportunity?
Create conditions in which Malawi's orphans can thrive.
Each child at MCM receives a nutritious meal each day with the appropriate proteins and nutrients to aid in their physical and mental development.
MCM provides educational and tutoring programs to assist orphans of all ages to to excel in their studies.
Regular health assessments prevent illness and are critical to detection of diseases like malaria and HIV AIDs.
The loving care shown by MCM staff and volunteers shows children that they are valued. We work towards the well-being of every child.
Learn more about how MCM is making a difference.
By Guest Contributor: Karen de Smidt In 2009 my husband and I met Wisdom, a 12 year old orphan, new to MCM. Every time we have gone back to Malawi over the years, Wisdom has been one of the familiar faces who has become etched into our hearts, and has become so much more. Wisdom[…]
For Malawi’s orphaned and vulnerable children, life consists of surviving the day. For the 1,000,000+ orphans in Malawi, opportunity is a luxury. But what if Opportunity is a Gift that could be shared? Instead of surviving for the day, what if Malawi’s orphans thrive? We believe they can and should. Help us build a future for Malawi’s[…]
Today there are over 700 million people on this planet living in “extreme poverty” (existing on less than $1.90 per day). Non-governmental organizations around the world have set a goal to end extreme poverty by 2030. Yet sadly, in Malawi the numbers of extreme poor have risen to 71% of the population (approximately 12 million[…]
A Community School is a proven strategy for student success. A Community School is both a place and a collaboration between the school and other community resources. This approach integrates focus on academics, services, supports and opportunities, leading to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Nicole Holmes outlines the 8 characteristics of a “Community[…]
[Reprinted from http://www.pccaroundtheworld.com/2017/08/08/protecting-the-vulnerable-in-malawi/, by Rachel Parker] Avisha’s first time to Africa was in 2005, before she was married to Ken Mpemba. Growing up in Hong Kong and then moving to the United States when she was seventeen, Avisha met Ken at PCC, when she was working at the Swim and Gym program and he was a[…]
To better equip the boys at MCM for future employment our team launched the Young Men’s Project this summer. The program includes mentoring to provide guidance and nurturing to develop strong leaders in their homes and communities. In addition with the help of local men the group is taught vocational and business skills; learning to craft household,[…]
When you meet 20 year old Stella Fombe you know this young woman is driven. She is small in stature but stands out in a group. It is not just her physical appearance, with long braided extensions and a bright pink fleece jacket that makes you stop and listen but her big smile, giggle and[…]
After returning from a two week project at MCM and in surrounding villages this past June, Binghamton University student, Jennifer Wapiski-Moordian, wrote in her blog post “at the farewell ceremony with the staff and students of MCM, I made my promise to do everything in my power to return again next year. I want to continue to build the[…]
One of MCM’s goals is to provide the 150+ orphans we serve with resources needed to be successful in their education. This includes providing meals each day, uniforms and shoes, school fees for the government programs, educational supplies and tutoring. Additionally, 70 students in preschool to Standard 4 attend MCM Academy, offering smaller class sizes and higher-quality[…]
OUR MALAWI TEAM
Our local team is devoted to serving Malawi's orphans.
Ken & Avisha Mpemba
For the majority of Malawi's orphans, life consists of surviving each day.
There are numerous threats that Malawi's orphans face each day: poverty, malnutrition, lack of healthcare, as well as the direct and indirect effects of AIDS. Few have an opportunity at a full education and must learn to fend for themselves. There is a severe emotional and psychological affect on orphans due to such extreme conditions. 130,000 children are living with HIV. Only 6% of orphans receive medical support. Females average only 7 years of education. 50% of all orphans & vulnerable children have lost one or both parents due to AIDS. It is easy to understand why Malawi's orphans fail to see any future - they must survive the day. There is a future for orphans - a bright one! MCM was founded on and remains driven by a mission to help Malawi's orphans thrive.
% of child deaths due to preventable causes
% of children with stunted development
% of poor children who fail to start primary school
% of children under 5 yrs who are malnourished