As part of our community support efforts, UN Plus Malawi chapter together with UN Cares malawi donated assorted items to Steka Children Home, an orphanage care centre in Blantyre, Malawi.
UN Plus and UN Cares donated money and some items such as sugar, maize, clothes, exercise books, mosquito nets and bags of rice. This donation was well received by the Executive Director of the orphanage care centre, who commended the UN Plus and UN Cares members for their good gestures. She mentioned that the money and items would greatly help children’s lives.
In our conversations with the centre staff and the children, we were told some shocking stories, including about a woman who had left a two-week old baby in a dust bin. Through a visit like this, I have learned more realities about HIV/AIDS, particularly HIV-positive children who need more attention and support. Finally, I thank my colleague, Miriam, who accompanied the group to the orphanage care centre and facilitated our support to the children with nice music and dance, which we all enjoyed.