Supocho Story

Category: Uncategorised Published: Thursday, 17 November 2016 Written by Steff

SUPOCHO (Support the Poor Charity Organization) was born in 2010 by a local Malawian Webster Nyirenda. After being exposed to computers working for local tourist lodge, Webster saw a need to help orphans and the young people in the local community become computer literate.

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In 2011 with the help of Derek and Gill from the UK SUPOCHO secured the computers and initial funding to open the centre, which at first operated as a free internet service to the local community proving a huge success people queued up for hours to gain access to the computers.
SUPOCHO now operates classes in basic computing skills, typing, Microsoft Office Suite and internet use and safety through the week and still provides free internet access and guidance weekday afternoons and all day Saturday.

 

Why Malawi?

 

In one of the poorest countries in the world , Malawians face an unfortunate combination of disease, drought, poverty and a lack of critical resources. Confronting these extreme problems on a daily basis exacts a great toll. And few bear the brunt greater than the country's women and children—particularly the 1.4 million orphaned and vulnerable children.
The challenges Malawians face are immense, but we believe that a different reality is possible. If we work together, not only can we make positive change now but provide opportunities for future generations.

 

About Malawi?

 

Malawi is a tiny landlocked nation situated between Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique in central sub-Saharan Africa. One of the most densely populated countries on the continent, it is home to over 16 million people whose primary vocation is subsistence agriculture.
Having endured years of colonial rule, Malawi has enjoyed a relatively stable government since achieving independence from the United Kingdom in 1964. The capital city, Lilongwe, is second in population only to Blantyre.
Malawi is known as the “Warm Heart of Africa” for its people’s generous spirit and warm hospitality. Malawians have a rich and vibrant culture. Their love of music is passed down in song and dance from generation to generation. Visiting westerners never fail to remark on the kindness and resiliency exhibited by Malawians, even in the face of their greatest adversity.

 

Orphans

 

Malawi is home to an estimated 1,000,000 orphans and has few resources or facilities to care for so many children. According to UNICEF, nearly 13% of children have lost their parents or caregivers and 17% are living without their biological parents.
It is not uncommon to find families with no parents—due to disease or to abandonment—in which the oldest sibling is caring for the youngest. Without parents, obtaining an education and health care, maintaining nutritious habits, and fulfilling basic needs can be a struggle.

 

 

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