MACHAKOS, April 24, 2012 (CISA) -All children, just like adults have a right to life and need to be brought up in dignity. This is one of the fundamentals of Christian life and it is indeed a moral duty.
Her Excellency Pauline Kalonzo, wife of the Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka said this during a visit to an orphanage in Kilimambogo in Machakos County, where she donated Ksh100, 000 and food items worth thousands of shillings.
The pro-life activist said she supports rescue centers especially for girls chased from their homes due to teen pregnancies. She called on mothers and all people to be human to such girls and children.
She added that people should live the gospel values of love, thus people should treat others as they would want to be treated. “If we all practiced this golden rule, there would be no orphanages because nobody would give birth and through away her child,” Her Excellency remarked.
Mrs Kalonzo encouraged the community to live in peace especially during this time when elections are approaching. She urged the people to elect leaders who will be able to unite Kenyans and build harmony amongst ourselves.
The orphanage which is known as Community of Hope is a charitable children’s care centre for Orphans and Vulnerable children under the religious Sisters of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It was started in 2002 out of necessity after rescuing two abandoned babies and some children from sexual abuse.
The aim of the program is to rescue, restore hope, empower and transform the lives of orphans and vulnerable children. Currently there are 30 children at the home, half of whom are confirmed HIV positive and one hundred and twenty children on nutritional rehabilitation program. These are brought to the centre weekly for follow-up care.
The vice president’s wife commended the sisters for the good work they do of giving the children a hope for life through home-based care programs. “I feel challenged that you take care of children as young as one day old with limited resources,” she said.
SOURCE : CISA NEWS AFRICA