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 privileged children. Rev. Rusike helped the church to establish 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 (PVO 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 initiatives in response to the growing number of children in need of care.