Crew of her Majesty’s HMCS Regina give school supplies to orphanages
During the visit, the Canadian crew gave away some school supplies that were shared equally amongst representatives of similar Institutions in the country.
“One of the greatest investments that you can make for your nation is the development of the children in those early years,” stated Captain William Hodson during a short handing over ceremony at the Institution at Port Glaud.
“To be able to take these children who have had a difficult start at home and encourage them through these years is really wonderful,” he added.
Captain Hodson further added that their visit was a way to encourage the children further in their education.
Following the presentation, the crew members with the Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Mr. Jean-Claude Matombé received a tour of the facility, taking time to meet some of the children and those taking care of them.
“This is the second time Her Majesty’s Canadian ship has shown interest in our cause towards vulnerable children in the society and we hope this continues,” states Mr. Matombé.
There are 30 children currently residing in the President’s Village and they are aged from 4 to 17 years old.
An almost equal number of children are also residing in Foyer de Nazareth, Foyer de la Providence and Foyer de la Solitude, three similar Institutions managed by the Roman Catholic.