Children’s Home

Shine Children’s Home at Shine Village

Thanks to generous grants received from The Beit Trust and Saga Charitable Trust the foundations for the house were dug early June 2016 and shortly after the septic tank and pipework were laid. The building work was completed in Spring 2017. Items to be used in the home which includes bedding donated by the Fireside Quilters – East Yorkshire (Myra Autherson) was taken over by our trustees in 2016.

Funding received from Trusts and local businesses

Renovations

Thanks to a second grant from The Saga Charitable Trust and funds raised by Jubilee Church Hull we were able to complete all the renovations needed after storms caused damage to our Children’s home in January 2018. Every room was repainted after the new roof was fitted and repairs made to the solar system, wiring, and plumbing. We also fitted the Rocket Stoves with a new canopy. The stoves are now in daily use.

Trustees visiting in August 2018 were overjoyed to find lots of running hot water to showers and sinks and also to see our LED lights illuminating each room and electric sockets all working.

Thank you to everyone who helped through your kind donations.

Our first eight residents who moved in at the end of September 2018 and are settling in really well.

Social Welfare officer Mr Kalelo visited the project after the devastating 2015 floods which saw children hundreds of families identified for emergency relief across the area. Shine Relief Trust was commended for the implementation of various projects geared at mitigating the suffering of orphans and vulnerable children in the impact areas. Mr Kalelo was particularly impressed with the holistic approach that Shine envisions and has taken, for its support project for children. He mentioned that if the project is successfully completed, this will be the first of its kind in Zomba district and will become a role model for future programming by other NGOs.

” We were glad to see the opening of the centre last year which has fostered community involvement and participation. In the future, this will mean children accommodated at Shine Village will not be isolated from the community which of course is so important. The government greatly appreciates these efforts as it understands that there are thousands of orphans in need of help.” Mr Kalelo

CHF project – home repairs. Although we have had requests for assistance from many families since the floods, we have remained committed to the families currently in our care who are the most vulnerable in the area, ensuring we do not spread ourselves too thinly. Agnes happily spent two weeks sleeping in an outdoor kitchen with her Grandmother whilst we carried out repairs needed to their home. With an iron roof, this home is guaranteed to stand against the ever-turbulent weather affecting more of Malawi every year. Agnes Grandma is over the moon with this support as she had been very concerned about her home collapsing in the bad weather hitting her village.