The institute was initially intended for poor orphans handicapped by the lethally prevalent and deadly HIV/AIDS. Recently the institute opened doors to all youth in Malawi who are either poor or orphans in most cases. The institute sought to offer technical and material support to the orphans in order for them to assume an economically active life.

More so, to date, it has advanced its initial objective to provision of integrated, technical and business education package to both the youths and adults across the country, effectively equipping them with entrepreneurial and life skills for an economically vibrant life. This development has induced the Institute to introduce new programmes in order, to among others, meet the rising demand for tertiary education.