The Story of Amitofo Care Centre

Amitofo Care Centre (ACC) was created in 2004 in Malawi, a country in south-eastern Africa. Venerable Huili, a Buddhist monk, was horrified by the AIDS epidemic and the subsequent number of children being orphaned across Africa. Seeing these children have their homes and their futures taken away from them, he sought to make the change.

He envisaged an ecosystem that would help these children by protecting them from the violence and poverty consuming their communities, feeding them, educating them, and giving them skills vital to ensuring they could provide for themselves in the future.

Venerable Huili believes education coupled with Buddhist ethics and a space to learn and grow will assist the younger generation to alleviate poverty and similarly complex socioeconomic problems inherent to their situation.

This is when the ACC was born. ACC began their operations in 2004, 2010, 2011 in Malawi, Lesotho, and Swaziland respectively. Today, we call our campuses across Africa, ‘ACC Ecosystem for young vulnerable people with quality education and care’.

The Future of ACC’s Ecosystems

Today, along with our presence in Australia, the ACC has set up offices around the world, with branches in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand, Taiwan, and the United States.

Partnering with global alliance partners are instrumental in supporting ACC through fundraising activities, with finances generated used to finance long-term sustainable international aid programs on ACC campuses to save kids with HIV/AIDS and the most vulnerable children, whether they be in the centre or other community-based organisations.

One of the elements that sets ACC apart from other charitable organisations is the distinctive model of raising and educating underprivileged and vulnerable children, demonstrated through the unification of African culture with Western and Eastern cultures. Never resting on our laurels, we are continuously developing and improving our campuses across Africa with hopes to reach as many vulnerable children as possible to ensure as bright a future as possible.


International Aid Programs