BUJUMBURA February 1st (ABP) – The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi Angeline Ndayishimiye, granted Friday January 28, 2022 in Bujumbura in Ntahangwa commune, food assistance consisting of rice, milk, wheat, beans, salt cooking, sugar, oil, flour, porridge and others, to the representatives of the 17 orphanages located in all the provinces of the country.
Each province was represented by a single orphanage, except Mwaro province which has no orphanage. This activity is part of the “Zero malnutrition in Burundi” program and to wish best wishes for the New Year 2022 to orphan children who are in the various orphanages of the country.
The President of OPDAD-Burundi indicated that what prompted her institution to think of this assistance is first of all to wish best wishes to the orphanages of the country and also to implement the program of the organization of the first ladies. of Africa for Development, which is committed to supporting the vulnerable to be healthy.
She clarified that OPDAD – Burundi has a 5-year program to fight malnutrition for children under 5 years old.
Mrs. Ndayishimiye also specified that the orphanage centers require special support insofar as it has been observed that in the orphanages, there are cases of malnutrition. She took the opportunity to congratulate the center of the Sisters of Charity in Calcutta, which took the initiative to take care of children who are already suffering from diseases linked to malnutrition.
The President of OPDAD – Burundi did not fail to express her thanks to the heads of the various orphanages for their contributions in the education of orphaned children, arguing that orphaned children also need to eat well to have a good health in order to grow and develop these orphanage centers and the country.
Father Liboire Sahinguvu, who represented the orphanage in Bubanza province and who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries of assistance, welcomed the initiatives of the First Lady of the Republic of Burundi towards the vulnerable, including the centers of orphanages, explaining that to accomplish their mission well, these orphanage centers need many things. He cited food and non-food items, health care for children, school materials, housing infrastructure and others. He asked the first lady to be by their side even in the future, explaining that the vulnerable and orphaned children are creatures of God who need food like other divine creatures.
It should be noted that 50 families of vulnerable people in Ntahangwa commune of Bujumbura Town Hall also benefited from that assistance.