Frehom Foundation primarily serves disabled and/or orphaned children in rural communities around the Central Region of Malawi. The Foundation is committed to transforming the lives and lifestyles of children including those with special needs so that they can develop and live a wholesome life within the community. In Malawi over one million children either have a disability or are orphaned by HIV/AIDS and other related diseases. These children face very difficult challenges such as: stigma and discrimination, learning difficulties, and poverty.
Frehom Foundation directly caters to the following needs of children:
1. Assist in the development of these children so that they grow into responsible citizens of Malawi and be able to transform their families, communities, nations and the world at large.2. Provide relief to long term care givers by offering a Children’s Centre where we can have time together with the kids doing some activities at the Centre such as; Playing games, eg football, netball tennis, we also have time to talk, listen, and encourage them; and many more. At the same time, care givers can have some time “off”.3. Provide older children with vocational activities which allows them to gain life skills, as well as the chance to gain income that can help fund their tertiary education. These vocational activities include poultry rearing, animal husbandry, wood work, panel beating, home economics, and many more.
We believe addressing these ever growing needs is of utmost importance in the world today because it assists in eradicating the following:
a) Povertyb) HIV/AIDSc) Mental illnessd) Family instabilitye) Child mortality, and f) Illiteracy
All of these are part of the millennium development goals.
For the Foundation, the key value we see in our work is that we challenge beliefs – cultural or otherwise – which are negative towards the welfare of disadvantaged children, and we bring in solutions that produce the desired changes and outcomes. We aim to influence communities and change their perspective, thinking and mental attitude to what is taking place in the lives of these disadvantaged children. We provide hope by helping children develop positive self-esteem and self-confidence to achieve a higher goal.