The children at Walusungu Ophanage run by Community Based Organisation in Mzuzu on Wednesdy were all smiles as Directors and Management of Kiddies Garden, a kindergarten school in Mzuzu surprised the orphanage with early Christmas gifts that included clothes, Water filters, food and other items that will help meet the needs of the orphans.
Speaking at the presentation of the gifts valued at one million kwacha, Asema Jabi and Ash Rashid, Directors of the school, said the gesture was made after being touched on the plight of the children at the centre and vowed to be part of children challenges during the festive season.
According to Ash Rashid, their idea is to inspire well wishers, parents and students of Kiddies Garden to embrace a giving spirit to the needy during the festive seasons. He said he believes the community also has enough to share to the needy regardless how small they may have.
Head Teacher for Kiddies Garden Christine Veary, said it pleased parents of
the students to see that the initiative will allow the students to learn the importance of giving as it puts smiles on the needy in the society.
Receiving the donation, secretary of Walusungu CBO says it is not an easy task to provide for the orphans in the community saying the
donation is timely and is greatly appreciated in this festive season.
One hundred and thirty children and 15 widows have been reached out through the donation.
Kiddies garden has plans to reach out to more communities and are calling out for support from well-wishers to join them.