Location: Malawi, Africa
Ministry Focus: Children of Blessing Trust offers love, hope and encouragement to children with disabilities and their families living in Lilongwe, Malawi. This is done through the provision of rehabilitation services (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, specialized equipment, nutrition, epilepsy management), preschool education, special education and school sponsorships.
Fountain of Life exists to help those who have been sexually assaulted. We couldn't stop the assault from happening but we want to make sure they don't have to deal with it alone! We provide a variety of support services (counselling, comfort packs and support groups). We use our Church Tool Kit to break the silence around this issue and ensure everyone knows that help is available.
Ministry History: Children of Blessing is ten years old this year. We started with 45 clients in May, 2007 and now have helped over 2000 clients. We opened our first centre in 2008. Expanded our services to include therapy, preschool and special education services first in Area 25 and now in 11 rural communities within a 40 kilometre radius of our centre.
Fountain of life was registered in 2011. First initial funds were donated through Broadway Church which allowed us to open our office and sustain our operations for the first 2 years. This attracted other supporters including UNICEF who have helped us provide our services together with government teams at 7 One Stop Centres across Malawi. We now have an agreement with a Belgium Psychologists to provide training for our volunteer counsellors.
- Opportunities to meet with new churches and individuals to share what God is doing in Malawi
- For stable sources of funding for the Bowlers in Malawi, Children of Blessing Trust and Fountain of Life