What is Kwathu: Kwathu is a Nyanja word which means “my place or my home” providing a loving and caring family environment for vulnerable children aged 3 to 17 years to live within and call home. We are a registered charitable project in Livingstone, Zambia. Kwathu Children’s Home is a non-profit, community faith-based home in Livingstone, Zambia that provides shelter, education, psychosocial support, care for HIV infected and affected children, and life skills to vulnerable children in a healthy, stable and safe environment.

Our Vision: Kwathu’s Vision is for a socially just community in which all children have equitable access to education, shelter, health, support, care, love and have a place to call home.

We are working towards creating a self-sustaining home; a home that is created by christians to make disciples of all nations starting with each abandoned child; empowering mothers to break the cycle of abuse, poverty and disease by teaching family building skills and trades in order to strengthen hearts and build prosperity.

Kwathu Home is launching a radical movement to provide a working, educational and relational environment that you can invest in through prayer, participation, building opportunities and teaching while utilising the resources indigenous to Livingstone.

There is immediate need for Kwathu Children’s Home today. Start with the now and pray for tomorrow. How will you invest your time and your money in Kwathu Children’s Home?

The aims of Kwathu Children’s Home are:

  • To provide a place for orphaned and vulnerable children to call ‘home’
  • To empower children to sustain themselves in the future
  • To provide education and practical skills training
  • To promote and strengthen children’s talents
  • To develop a child’s potential through life skills and guidance
  • To care for children who might not have a chance to be sheltered

The work of Kwathu Children’s Home is intended to be a reciprocal relationship, whereby if a child finishes tertiary education and secures paid employment, they sponsor another vulnerable child within Kwathu Children’s Home.

Kwathu Children’s Home assists orphaned and vulnerable children through the provision of:

  1. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education.
  2. Shelter, food and other basic needs
  3. Skills training in cooking, arts and crafts, music, tailoring, and carpentry
  4. Psychosocial support and biblical principals to children affected or infected by HIV.
  5. Social and spiritual guidance
  Outputs Objective Outcomes
1 Have a place for orphaned and vulnerable children to call Home
  • Provide shelter, food, care, medication and psychosocial support in a healthy, stable and safe home environment.
  • Provide children with increased access to health services through ARV therapy and information provision
  • Provide love, care, nurture and spiritual guidance
  • Provide a typical Zambian family setup where children grow up as brothers and sisters
  • Increase security of children
  • Reduce HIV infection rates
  • More children accessing ARV therapy, reducing their vulnerability.
  • Improved health and nutritional status
  • Increased understanding of Christian values
  • Improved confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.
  • Growing up and developing within a family.
2 Empower children to sustain themselves in the future
  • Provide primary, secondary and tertiary education
  • Provide practical skills training in cooking, trades, and carpentry
  • Provide psychosocial encouragement and support to children
  • Provide a role model healthy family setup
  • Give children personal responsibilities including chores, housework and laundry
  • Increase future job possibilities
  • Increase opportunities for children to earn income in the future.
  • Raise personal responsibility in children
  • Increased knowledge of healthy family life
3 Educate and train children
  • Provide primary, secondary and tertiary education
  • Provide skills training in cooking, arts and crafts, music, and carpentry
  • Provide additional school lessons to children who are weak academically
  • Provide support and nurture to children during school
  • Use Christian values to bring positivity into children’s lives
  • Increase access to education
  • Improved attendance rates for vulnerable children, including girls
  • Increased access to training
  • Increase positive and hopeful attitude towards life
  • Develop responsible Zambian citizens
4 Promote and strengthen children’s talents for their survival
  • Provide opportunities for children to express themselves through art and music to increase self-esteem
  • To make available a space that is appropriate for children to feel comfortable sharing experiences, differences and similarities.
  • Provide guidance and life skills
  • Provide spiritual guidance based on Christianity
  • Increased wellbeing of children on an individual and community level.
  • Increase a child’s potential
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence
  • Foster the children’s sense of strength, achievement and pride

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Salim Chakumika

    Thank you for the amazing work that you are doing.

    I also run a children’s ministry in similar vein located on the Copperbelt part of Zambia.

    I would like to network with you if there maybe any possibilities.



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