Wrekin College has a vital - indeed life saving and life changing - commitment to the Wrekin Orphan House in rural central Malawi, one of the poorest parts of one of the poorest countries on earth. Founded in 2004, the orphanage is linked to St Andrew's Community Hospital and Feeding Centre for the Malnourished, and over the years five groups of Wrekinians have gone to Malawi to learn and share in the work of the community there. The Wrekin Orphan House is now home to 100 children and is a place of warmth and love and care - a 'shining star to the whole district' said the local priest.
Wrekin College supports the orphanage through Medic Malawi a volunteer charity run by former Headmaster Stephen Drew. Medic Malawi works directly with the community, and has no UK running costs at all - every penny sent to Medic Malawi, including Wrekin College donations, goes to those who need it in Malawi. This is supplemented by some essential self sufficiency - a chicken project supplies 10% of income, and a bakery is under construction to give apprenticeships and all profits to the orphanage.
One little orphan who arrived in 2005 Joseph Nungu, was clearly very bright. He came top at school, and was sponsored to go to Medical School in Malawi and South Africa. He is now qualified and his first wish is to come back to work as a doctor at St Andrew's Hospital, next to his orphanage. Next to his home.
This Wrekin-supported project does change lives.
To read the Medic Malawi Newsletter (PDF) please click here
To read the Medic Malawi annual report 2016 (Word doc) please click here
To visit the Medic malawi website please click the logo below