Where We Serve

Mtsiliza

Lilongwe, Malawi

The village of Mtsiliza is found in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. This community is home to over 1,000 households (10,000+ people), ranging from destitute to middle-class. Orphaned and destitute children living with their families or caregivers who are unable to properly care for them make up the majority of the population. Due to the high rate of HIV/AIDS and the toll it has taken on this community, many families are headed by widows, the elderly, and in some cases, children. Christian, Muslim, and traditional tribal religions all co-exist in Mtsiliza.
 

 

Village Partnership Programs

Lilongwe, Malawi

Children of the Nations currently has three Village Partnership Programs in Lilongwe, Malawi:


Mtsiliza (est. 2001) 496 children
Mgwayi (est. 2007) 252 children
Chirombo (est.2007) 361 children

William E. Clark Skills Center

Named after the late William (“Bill”) E. Clark (father of COTN’s founder and International President, Chris Clark) our William E. Clark Skills Center is located at our Banta Ministry Center in Sierra Leone.

Health Animators

A component of our village partnership program

When Children of the Nations (COTN) began ministry in Banta, it was apparent that a huge gap existed between COTN and the communities, especially in terms of health care.  Because many people in Sierra Leone believe in curses, there are many incorrect ideas and superstitions about illness and injuries.  In an effort to introduce modern medicine and health care practices and create a link between Children of the Nations and local communities, our local staff developed a program where two individuals from each village were selected to be trained in proper health care practices.&nbsp

Mallory Jansen Memorial School (Banta)

Upper Banta, Sierra Leone

The Mallory Jansen Memorial School (Banta) is named after the late Mallory Jansen, the young daughter of Dr. Perry and Brenda Jansen, friends and fellow missionaries of COTN founders Chris and Debbie Clark. (Perry and Brenda Jansen are also founders of the Partners in Hope HIV/AIDS Clinic in Malawi, a COTN partner ministry.)

Banta Ministry Center

Upper Banta, Sierra Leone

Our Banta Ministry Center is located near the village of Ngolala, in the region of Upper Banta, a chiefdom consisting of fifty rural villages. Located an eight-hour drive from the capital city of Freetown, our Banta Ministry Center is in a severely underdeveloped area of Sierra Leone, which ironically has some of the richest mineral deposits of bauxite and rutile in the world. During Sierra Leone's rebel war in the 1990s, this area was hit hard and the children are still suffering the consequences.

Pueblo Nuevo

Dominican Republic

Pueblo Nuevo is a situated in the “lata” (poorest) part of the city of Barahona, where for years it has been forgotten by the government and political representatives.  Its population consists of more than 500 Dominican families.  The community lacks electricity and water, forcing families to walk two kilometers to get a drink.  They lack many other basic necessities for survival as well.  Before Children of the Nations (Niños de las Naciones, as we are known in the Dominican Republic) began ministering to this village, the closest school was three kilometers away. 

Los Robles

Dominican Republic

Los Robles, whose name translates to “The Oaks” or “Strong People,” is one of the border communities near Haiti.  It is an all-but-forgotten, extremely poor community.

Casa Bethesda Mission House

Dominican Republic

Casa Bethesda, a large residential property located about five minutes from Children of the Nations’ administrative office and medical center in downtown Barahona, serves as COTN's mission center in the Dominican Republic and also as base camp for visiting Venture participants.

Barahona Ministry Center

Barahona, Dominican Republic

Our Barahona Ministry Center, constructed in 1997 by local contractors and Children of the Nations short-term mission teams, serves as our program headquarters in the Dominican Republic.

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