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The Matthew Rusike Children's Home Childcare initiative was influenced by the work of the late Rev. Matthew Jacha Rusike who worked tirelessly for the benefit of the less priviledged children. Rev. Rusike helped the church to estarblish a residential care facility for orphaned and vulnerable children in Epworth, 15km east of Harare in 1960. The facility was registered in the year 1968, as the African Children's Home in terms of the Welfare Organisation Act (W/C 463/68). It was essentially providing residential care facilities for orphaned and vulnerable children . Currently the home operates a multifaceted programme that combines residential care and community based orphan care intiatives in response to the growing number of children in need of care.
Although it started as an individual vision the Matthew Rusike Children's Home (MRCH) has develped into one of the largest child welfare organization in Zimbabwe, caring for over 6092 children in its Residental and Community Based Orphan Care Schemes and employing a staff compliment of 50 in its childcare services. the MRCH has decentralized its childcare projects to other districts and curcuits through home and community based care initiatives. The organization is also setting up and running Community Resource Centres for Children in need of care.
To protect, care and provide for the well-being of children and mobilize community capacity to help them realize their full potential.