About Us

Adziwa means “He Knows”

It is an expression of hope in God for the community we are serving. Adziwa is bringing hope and a future to the orphans and vulnerable children in Kauma village, Lilongwe, Malawi.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

Our History

Around 1999, Capital City Baptist Church (CCBC) began outreaches in Kauma to help alleviate the plight of orphans and widows. Being an informal settlement, the area did not have basic services. CCBC helped to bring the first water kiosks into Kauma and supported food security for the needy.

For a more sustainable approach to the many problems, CCBC partnered with The Peoples Church of Tennessee, USA, (now Church of the City – COTC) to embark on a building project for the construction of houses for the neediest guardians who were keeping orphans and a school for the community.

Our Success Story

Today, Adziwa has:

  • 23 houses for guardians keeping orphans
  • A full primary school operational for 9 years
  • A day secondary school since 2014
  • Feeding program for 400 students every day
  • A Medical program (school nurse)
  • A Lab and Cafeteria

Over the years, our graduates have gone into technical colleges, teachers training, journalism, hospitality, entrepreneurship, and the health sector. We are proud to contribute to breaking the cycle of poverty that is prevalent in the Kauma community. Through partnership, we are going further and creating a setting for a brighter future for the community and the world at large.

2021 School Statistics

370 Students in our 8 Grade Primary School

  • 175 Boys and 195 Girls
  • 115 are Orphans

200 Students in the Secondary School

About Kauma

Kauma is a squatter settlement in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, which is one of the poorest countries in the world. Kauma has a population of 33,000 of which about 7000 are orphans.

Adziwa Christian School provides high-quality education that the children of Kauma would not otherwise access.