In Malawi, Africa
CBCCs (Community Based Childcare Centers) - A Child's Great Start
Early Childhood Education is not babysitting in a village. It is the beginning of a path out of poverty and disease, leading to higher education and healthier children and communities! SAFE sponsored preschools are holistic-- addressing the cognitively, social, physical and spiritual needs of a child.
Youth Development - SAFE Life Youth Clubs, SAFE Haven, Why Wait?
SAFE knows the importance of working with the youth--the median age in Malawi is 16.5 years. Positively impacting the lives of youth are our SAFE Life Youth Clubs, SAFE Haven, Teen Mother Support Groups, Orphan Bursaries (school fees) and Mailbox Club. The character and servant-leader hearts of these youth are impressive.
GOGOs (Grandparents) - Meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs
In Malawi, "gogo" is the word for grandmother/grandfather . . . the ones shouldering the burden of raising a whole generation of children and grandchildren orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic and other diseases. Here's what Gogo / SAFE is doing to address this challenge.
In AMERICA - Support groups partner with Malawi villages
Gogo / SAFE Groups across America are putting love and care for Malawi village gogos, orphans and youth into action. Chartered groups receive tools, training, promotional resources, ideas and regular news from their village. Participants often comment on how this involvement blesses their life as well. What a Group group can accomplish is amazing.
Today, a vulnerable child... Tomorrow, Malawi's best future!
Helping children realize their brightest future -- morally, spiritually, educationally and practically -- is one of life's highest callings and privileges. These "real stories" of children and adults spur us to act.