SKIP Glasgow is an international development charity run by healthcare students from Glasgow University. We are focused on improving healthcare and education in a Malawian run orphan care centre called Chikonde and Mphatso Orphan Care Centre in Area 25 in Lilongwe, Malawi. SKIP Glasgow was established in 2005 under the guidance of SKIP national which is a registered charity (1099804) based in Cardiff. We ran a pilot project in 2007 in which around fifty students spread over a three month period worked at the centre. We then ran a project in 2008 over a period of 17 weeks for 46 volunteers and in 2009, we will be sending 43 volunteers to work over 13 weeks. Our work consists of health and HIV education, supervised toothbrushing programme, classroom assistance, health checks and a monitoring programme and financial assistance. The project is co-ordinated, implemented and conducted by medical, dental and nursing students from Glasgow University.