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.
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.
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”.
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.