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PICTORIAL: Madam Mary Chilima Donates To Orphanage

Mary Chilima (right) appreciates an early childhood development class at Ndodani Orphanage as founder, Temwanani Chilenga makes a briefing- Photo By Kondwani Magombo, Mana

On Friday, the Mothers’ Day, Madam Mary Chilima, spouse to the Malawi’s Vice President, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, visited and cheered children at Ndodani Orphanage in Ndodani Village, GVH Ndodani, TA Kabudula, in Lilongwe.

Madam Chilima, who is founder of Children First Trust, donated assorted items such as blankets and food stuffs worth around K800,000 to 95 needy boys and girls at the centre.

Mary Chilima greets the children at Ndodani Orphanage in GVH Ndodani, TA Kabudula, Lilongwe -Photo By Kondwani Magombo, MANA

She also treated the children and residents of Ndodani Village to a luncheon that took place right at the Orphan centre.

Madam Chilima hailed the founder of the Orphanage, 25-year-old Temwanani Chilenga, a primary school teacher, who single-handedly founded the orphanage with her little resources from her teaching profession.

Mary Chilima joins women from Ndodani Village in a dance- Photo By Kondwani Magombo, Mana

The Founder of Children First Trust also urged parents in the area to control their family sizes by practicing family planning adding that “overpopulation is the contributing factor of most of the challenges that the country face”.

Mary Chilima (in long dress) makes a symbolic handover of the donation to founder of Ndodani Orphanage, Temwanani Chilenga (in flowered dress)- Photo By Kondwani Magombo

She also urged parents to encourage their children to remain in school and to discourage early marriages which lead to a lot of complications including maternal deaths among young girls.

Mary Chilima (far back) cheers the children at Ndodani Orphanage Photo By Kondwani Magombo

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