“NOVOC exists to promote, assist and empower individuals and organisations involved with the care and support of orphans and vulnerable children so as to create and increase services and thereby improve their quality of life”.
We are a non-government, umbrella organisation based in Lilongwe. Our main roles are to:
- network Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVCs) service providers, building their capacity, thus improving the quality of services to OVCs
- lobby Government to better deal with OVC issues
- more on our roles click here
Orphaned children can be found on the streets of major towns, cities and trading areas. Malawi has over 1 million orphans (UNICEF 2005) and faces a huge challenge responding to this increasing number of OVCs. The national response to OVCs is not adequate. As a nation, the cost of inaction and thoughtlessness today will be a great liability tomorrow. It is therefore important and urgent to ensure key stakeholders and players invest adequately in OVCs.
We aim to increase the quality and availability of services to OVCs country-wide. Together with international organisations, government and local charities, we are helping Malawian OVCs embark on a journey of healing and transformation that will change not only the course of their lives, but that of our nation. We want to ensure best practice OVC care across Malawi, so that the rest of the world aims to follow our example.
Please feel free to explore our website and learn more about us and how we help orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi.