MTL Queens players and officials presented a donation of various items like clothes and moppers to orphans and vulnerable kids at Open Arms Infant Homes in the commercial city of Malawi, Blantyre.
In company of their coaches Mary Waya and team manager Anne Kapatuka, the MTL players in their sponsors’ colours stormed Open Arms last Friday to interact with the orphans and present their donations.
Kapatuka said it pleased them to donate the clothes at Open Arms because the center look after kids who most of them lack support.
“We are very happy to donate the clothes because we feel these kids need our support as most of them lost their parents and they have nowhere to look for help apart from well-wishers,” she said.
After presenting the donations, the players and officials were engaged in cleaning exercise at the premises.
In her remarks, Open Arms Infant Homes administrator Jasmine Leitao hailed MTL Queens for the donation and urged other well-wishers to emulate their example.
Leitao said the donation will help the kids, who most of them could not afford to buy the clothes on their own.
Open Arms is a transition home for orphans and our principle aim is to return each child to its existing community whenever possible.
The centre, which was started in 1995 as a response to the rising number of maternal deaths and the resulting increase in newborn orphans in Malawi.
“We currently house close to 100 children between the ages of one day to nine years in five locations in Blantyre and Mangochi. In our four outlying feeding stations 200 vulnerable children receive basic nursery education and a nutritious daily meal,” said Leitao.
Open Arms directly employs 85 Malawians with many local and international volunteers with medical and caring backgrounds give their time and expertise for free.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :