Amitofo Care Centre (ACC) is a Buddhist orphanage home dedicated to help Africa with Buddhism

2012-04-10 ACC Malawi gets another dedicated team member

ACC Malawi recently added a new member to its caring team and she would like to say hi to all the ACC supporters:

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“Hi, my name is Jessie Kalemba and I came from Liwonde - a popular tourist destination in Malawi with a National Park which has different types of majestic animals such as elephants and hippo.

I first knew about ACC in 2008 when my husband and I went to a Chinese new year celebration where the kids demonstrated their talents such as martial arts and Malawian traditional dancing. I was inspired by the work ACC has done, and since I used to work in the pediatrics department and love serving children, I was very excited when I saw a career opportunity at the centre. I thought this will be an opportunity for me to serve more underprivileged children.

I studied at St Luke’s collage of nursing for two years and then at Mulanje Mission Midwifery for another year, after which I started working at a government hospital where I gained valuable working experience. I then decided to enhance my skills and enrolled at the Malawi college of Health Sciences where I did community nursing. From 2002 to January 2012 I was working with a well known N.G.O, Medicin Sans Frontier (MSF), where I was involved in the HIV/AIDS, ARV, TB and Nutrition programs.

I am a Christian who belongs to Assemblies of God denomination but to me, working at a Buddhist organisation is just the same as working at any other religious institutions, because I believe that all religions have a similar concept - how to live in harmony. My favourite food is roosted groundnuts and I also like vegetarian meals which are offered at the centre, as most of my dishes at home are vegetarian.

My goal at the centre is to serve the children and the community at large by using my specialised skills. I am also keen to learn Chinese to strengthen my communication skills. I am looking forward to working very hard with other staff at ACC to improve the health and well-being of the children and staff at the centre.”