President Edgar Lungu yesterday spent time at Kasisi Children’s Home in Chongwe district about 30 kilometres from Lusaka familiarizing himself with the operation of the orphanage.
And President Lungu has commended the little servants of Maria Immaculate of Kasisi Orphanage for taking care of orphaned children whom they keep and educate from inception to tertiary level.
Justice Minister Ngosa Simbyakula and Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila accompanied the Republican President as he spent time touring and interacting with children at the orphanage.
Mr. Lungu explained that his visit to the orphanage was an eye open for him to understand the challenges the orphanage was facing so that his government could decide what to help institution.
The Head of State and his entourage visited classrooms, health facilities, hostels, kitchen and dining hall and the garden among other things.
The President was impressed that the orphanage is keeping children in a loving and inspiring environment where they grow up health and well-educated better than most children in the country who have both parents.
He encouraged children to work hard in school so that they can pursue their various careers of choice after completing secondary education.
And Kasisi Children’s Home Sister-in-Charge Mariola Mierzegewska praised President Lungu for taking time off his busy schedule to visit the orphanage and learn of the challenges they face.
Sister Mierzegewska said the orphanage is currently keeping 230 children who are at different levels of education.
The Sister in Charge said the President’s visit is inspiring noting that it is not easy for a head of state to visit orphanages because of the demand of his office.
During the tour, the sister in charge told the president when he visited the drugs store room that the orphanage has enough stocks of medical drugs in their store room.
Kasisi Children’s Home was established in 1928 by Sisters of the Polish congregation ‘the little servants of Maria Immaculate’.