Ungweru is a local NGO that was started by Bishop John Ryan of Mzuzu Catholic Diocese. It was started as a CBO in 2004 and then registered as an NGO in 2009 as per trustee’s act of Malawi. Initially it operated in township of Luwinga next to his house.
Target communities were people of surrounding areas including Doroba, Ekwayiweni, Msiki, Tchatchacha and many others, in most of these areas Ungweru built community based child care centers(CBCC).
At the secretariat primary school kids were introduced to computer lessons and the youth were engaged in areas of climate change, healthy and Governance.
In 2010 Donors helped with funding to build a bigger secretariat where all facilities were provided for office facilities and therefore the operations moved from Luwinga Township to a place adjacent to Mzuzu University behind Tahit filling station.