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Compassion and
Empathy for All

Amitofo Care Centre

ACC is the abbreviation of Amitofo Care Centre, an international non-governmental organization (INGO) founded by the Taiwanese, assisting mainly African children who have lost their parents due to poverty, war, natural disaster and AIDS.

Venerable Master Hui Li is the founder of ACC. In 2000, he witnessed a Malawi woman eating grains contaminated with pesticides in the arid wilderness.  He quickly told her, “it’s toxic, it can’t be eaten!”.  The woman sadly responded:” I know I will be poisoned if I eat them, but I will be starved to death if I don’t”. Master Hui Li was shocked to hear her words.  He followed her to the tribe and saw many sick elderly and undernourished orphans there. Seeing this, he realized his responsibility and pledged to build orphanages across Africa to look after the many underprivileged children. 

ACC is the abbreviation of Amitofo Care Centre, an international non-governmental organization (INGO) founded by the Taiwanese, assisting mainly African children who have lost their parents due to poverty, war, natural disaster and AIDS.

Venerable Master Hui Li is the founder of ACC. In 2000, he witnessed a Malawi woman eating grains contaminated with pesticides in the arid wilderness.  He quickly told her, “it’s toxic, it can’t be eaten!”.  The woman sadly responded:” I know I will be poisoned if I eat them, but I will be starved to death if I don’t”. Master Hui Li was shocked to hear her words.  He followed her to the tribe and saw many sick elderly and undernourished orphans there. Seeing this, he realized his responsibility and pledged to build orphanages across Africa to look after the many underprivileged children. 

First Buddhist Boarding School in Africa

Adhering to the principle of “Compassion and Empathy for All”, Master Hui Li spent years raising funds and in 2004, set up the first ACC in Malawi.  It was the first Buddhist boarding school in Africa, and subsequently, more such schools were set up in Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Mozambique and Madagascar. In addition to the children’s village, the Yuan Tong Primary and Secondary Schools were set up in each ACC to provide comprehensive education to the children.  ACC services include supporting the vulnerable children, setting up schools, food relief, skills training, and assisting children to learn and inherit the fine traditional culture of Africa.  ACC has since saved the lives of more than 10,000 young children who were on the brink of life and death in Africa, and provide them with warm and safe homes.

 


Adhering to the principle of “Compassion and Empathy for All”, Master Hui Li spent years raising funds and in 2004, set up the first ACC in Malawi.  It was the first Buddhist boarding school in Africa, and subsequently more such schools were set up in Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Mozambique and Madagascar. In addition to children’s village, the Yuan Tong Primary and Secondary Schools were set up in each ACC to provide comprehensive education to the children.  ACC services include supporting the vulnerable children, setting up schools, food relief, skills training, and assisting children to learn and inherit the fine traditional culture of Africa.  ACC has since saved the lives of more than 10,000 young children who were on the brink of life and death in Africa, and provide them with warm and safe homes.

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