Malawi’s First Lady Madam Gertrude Mutharika has hailed Good Samaritan Children’s Home in Blantyre for its efforts in making sure that children’s welfare is protected.
Mutharika has also launched an appeal to all Malawians to support charity activities aimed at supporting the welfare of children including orphans in the country.
She made the appeal on Friday when she visited and cheered children being kept at Good Samaritan Children’s Home in Blantyre.
The First Lady visited the facility after she watched the story of 13 year-old Francis Makwerani, a physically challenged boy from Chileka who was featured on MBC’s Reach Out and Touch Programme.
Francis was brought to the centre on a wheel chair in 2015 following a directive by Mutharika’s.
The First Lady said she is impressed with the work, the care, and the love that the children’s home is providing to the children.
“They are not only giving these children love and care but they are giving hope to communities they are coming from and the nation at large I am very happy. Please keep up the good work,” said Mutharika.
She also appealed to Malawians to develop a high sense of responsibility towards the less privileged in the society to make Malawi better for everyone.
During the visit, Mutharika donated various food items including bags of maize, rice, sugar, salt, sobo squash and soap. Up to 121 children from as young as six months are kept at Good Samaritan Children’s Home.