A Place of Hope: Agape House
Agape House in Limbe City is the site for the residence for orphans and vulnerable children in Agape Scholars International. It currently houses fifty children who receive three meals a day. During the week, the children attend public primary schools. Additionally, we have an afterschool program of tutoring in English and mathematics. This program is accessible to vulnerable children who do not live at Agape House. On Fridays, the children engage in a sports program in which they learn to play soccer and basketball.
Additional extra-curricular activities include an agriculture program in which the students learn how to plant vegetables, and also a knitting class. Youth leaders from Young Life organization meet with our teenagers at Agape House each week. The children are cared for by teachers and local Malawians who the children refer to as “Amayi” (which means mother).
Kaweleranso Ku Sukulu:
Back to School Project
Agape House is expanding our impact by working in districts such as Mbayani and Chilimba to address the high drop-out rate by re-enrolling children back into public schools. As part of this initiative, we provide school fees, uniforms, supplies and mentorship.
Secondary School Project
The Agape Scholars International Secondary School Program is critically important in Malawi for several reasons. The success rate for the completion of primary school is only 35%; this is due to the high drop-out rate, high student-teacher ratio, and the overall effects of poverty on resources available to children. This results in a number of students who are unprepared to pass the primary school leaving exam (PSLE), which allows them access to secondary school. The access rate to secondary school is only 17%.
Our program helps to alleviate the challenges in the education system by specialized tutoring for students in groups with a much lower student-teacher ratio As of 2019, Agape Scholars International has successfully helped twenty-seven students enter secondary schools.