The Rotary Club of Lilongwe on Saturday gave an early Christmas treat to six orphanages in the district where they also donated various items worth K4 million.
The donated items include bags of rice, beans, flour, full chicken, cooking oil and voucher.
Rotary Club of Lilongwe president Rotarian Vincent Sikelo, who led the team that visited Children of the Nation Child Care institution in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Njewa, said it is the club’s tradition to contribute something to the less privileged every festive season.
“We always share something with orphans during this festive season when we are celebrating Christmas. These orphans need cheering up and we want them to know that despite their situation, we care for them. At the same time, we are encouraging them to work hard in school,” said Sikelo.
Sikelo also thanked Children of the Nation management for caring for the orphans.
“The institution is doing a commendable job in uplifting the welfare of children in the district and surrounding areas by giving them accommodation, food, paying school fees just among others, our message is to continue giving them the support until they attain their dreams, said Sikelo.
Children of the Nation Child Care Institution director of finance and administration Patrick Ziyamba Damisoni thanked the rotarians for the donation saying it will help improve the children’s living standards at the Institution.
“Every year, rotarians are there for us and we do not take this for granted we are always humbled when we receive such support because it shows that even locals appreciate what we are doing. It is not easy looking after teenagers with limited support, said Damisoni.
Children of the Nation Child care Institution opened its doors in 2003 and it caters for 1 500 children.