The Raven Trust exists to share God’s love by supporting the development of sustainable eye care services in northern Malawi, in Africa. Specifically, we’re working as partners with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP), Livingstonia Synod, and their mission hospitals at Ekwendeni, Embangweni and Livingstonia.
In 2005, there were no eye care services at these locations, but since then, in partnership with the hospitals and many well-wishers, an eye clinic has been established at each one, staffed by local clinicians.
We provide support by sharing expertise, providing equipment, and through sponsoring the training of local staff.
Since 1997, The Raven Trust has provided practical, direct support to needy communities in northern Malawi by sending equipment and materials, and through training and project management. With the retirement in 2017 of John Challis, co-founder and director, the scope of The Ravent Trust will focus, from 2017-8, on eye care.
Over the years, John established a wide range of friends and partnerships – in Malawi and the UK – and these are still very important today as the eye care work goes forward.
Many of the projects John managed are to be found described in our archive blog, which covers 2008 -2017. You can browse through it here.