Saint John of God Foundation | Education
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Education

Umoza – Street Children programme

Founded in 1997, Umoza Children’s Program works with children operating in and on the streets of Mzuzu City. The main aim is to support the children to improve their life condition and, when possible, to return to their parents or village. Unfortunately, in recent years, many children were unable to go back to their families and older children have been supported to proceed through second and third level education. The programme covers a wide range of areas:

 

  • Basic Education and Prevocational Skills
  • Health, hygiene, self-image and esteem
  • Temporary accommodation and repatriation of children from distant areas
  • Behavioural Change
  • Improvement of household livelihoods
  • Positive parenting for Guardians
  • Individual counselling
  • Recreation & Sports

 

In December 2015, the Umoza Ginesa Children’s Home was opened, providing appropriate accommodation for these vulnerable children.

For further information, please visit

http://www.sjog.mw/child_development.html

Saint John of God College of Health Sciences

Saint John of God College of Health Sciences complements government’s efforts to increase the number of qualified medical staff in health in Malawi. The College was established in 2003 and is accredited to the University of Malawi. It strives to be a centre of excellence in education, training, and research for the enhancement of quality of mental health services in Malawi and the sub region. There are currently 4 programmes available:

 

  • Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine
  • Diploma in Psychosocial Counselling
  • Diploma in Registered Nursing

 

For further information, please visit http://www.sjog.mw/college.html