Sishemo Foundation on Friday 10th February 2017 extended their warmth of love and care to Matthew 25 Ministries of Chilenje Kalomo Road Lusaka by donating clothes and foot wear to the displaced and vulnerable children under their care.
Matthew 25 is a home that houses about 20 displaced and orphaned children. The children in the home, some of whom have now finished secondary school where taken on when they were still very young. The founder and director of Matthew 25 Ministries is Ms Inonge Nawa. Sishemo’s ties with this organisation date back to as far as 2000 when the Children helping Children team raised funds for the children of a mentally disturbed woman who had been taken up by Mrs Inonge Nawa. Mrs Nawa took on the children after birth and the oldest has now completed school.
In her speech on this occasion, Mrs Mwenzi Sichilongo, Programmes Operations Manager of Sishemo Foundation, reiterated Sishemo’s commitment to working with like-minded organisations in order to augment government efforts in dealing with the many social and economic challenges that our country was facing.
She applauded Mrs Nawa for her tireless dedication and commitment to children and inspite of the many challenges that she continues to face, her passion and loyalty continues to be the driving force.
It is in recognition of this that Sishemo Foundation donated 17 boxes of Children’s clothing and 60 pairs of children and adult shoes to Matthew 25 Ministries.
Receiving the donation were the children at the home and the Executive Director for Matthew 25 Ministries Ms Inonge Nawa.
The day was characterized by songs and dances of celebration by the children at the home, the children couldn’t hide their joy and the excitement after receiving this gift of love from Sishemo.
After the performances by the children, Mrs Sichilongo’s encouraged the children to be diligent and passionate about their education and to work extremely shard so that the efforts of their mother Ms Inonge Nawa could be validated.
In her closing remarks, Mrs Nawa thanked Sishemo Foundation for the donation saying it was a great sign of love and compassion.