SEARCHLIGHT ORPHAN CARE
"FILLING THE STOMACHS OF FAR AND WIDE CHILDREN'S HOME"
How Agape House is Involved
Agape Scholars International seeks to reach Malawi's most vulnerable population-children. In order to do this, we have begun providing food once a month for Searchlight Orphan Care- a community based, youth focused charity that was founded in 2002.
SOC’s mission is to:
To help children build themselves a better life.
SOC has 4 main goals:
To offer children the opportunity of education.
To provide care and help for orphans in the community.
To work with the community to tackle issues such as child mortality.
To build a community spirit and an increased sense of belonging for children.
"Pure and faultless religion...to care
for the orphan in their distress."
A Word from the Founder
Founder, Duncan Nyozani, describes
the ministry in this way:
"The children of Malawi suffer these problems [AIDs, Malaria, food shortages, low life expectancy] acutely. Most do not see their 5th birthday and those that do are all too often vulnerable, underprivileged and malnourished. Their lives are not easy; many are forced into child labour or suffer from abuse. The poverty they are subjected to means most are unable to enjoy an education and so become trapped in a cycle of impoverishment. The low life expectancy and the Aids pandemic mean there are many orphans. No care or help is available to them."
"SOC was founded in response to these problems. SOC is a youth focused charity dedicated to improving the lives of children in Malawi. SOC sees orphans as the neediest group in society and places particular emphasis on helping them."