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Angela Malik

Founding Mother

1948 – 2021

Angela Malik is a Zambian woman, born in the village (rural area).  She was the first born of her mother with two siblings. Her mother died when she was 7 years and soon thereafter her brother and sister also died.  Despite all this sadness she was lucky because her aunt took her into her home and many other people opened their doors to help her.  She completed her secondary education with the assistance from the Catholic missionaries.  She went to the University of Zambia but finally settled to study Insurance Business.  Angela has four adult children.  She lost her husband in a road traffic accident in 198After retiring from employment,  Angela Co-Founded a Community Home Based Care (CHBC) Programme in Ng’ombe compound,  whose Volunteer members care for the HIV/AIDS patients in their homes.  It was and it is during the home visits of the sick that Angela saw and recognized the hardships faced by the orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in the community.   She says: “some children are orphaned even before they become orphans because they see their parents waste away slowly and some even have to nurse their sick parents.  (maturing before their age).”

Seeing and recognizing the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in the community, Angela decided to convert the family beer hall (tavern)  in Ng’ombe community into a Day Centre for orphans.  At the Centre which opened on 4th September 2000 they give the children two meals a day (breakfast and lunch) and offer Early Learning in preparation for formal education

The rest is history and her work lives on...