Nurture Disaantaged Children [opinion]

| May 18, 2015

Ms Mary Kagiso of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa has aised parents to have compassion and always show sympathy towards the less privileged.

When giving devotion during a ceremony by Methodist Church to share gifts with the hospitalised children at Scottish Livingstone Hospital, Ms Kagiso said children like the Bible says are a heritage from God, and should be nurtured and taken care of.

She aised that an individual could pick a child from a disaantaged family whom they would always help out like clothing them, or give any basic need a child could need.

Methodist – Molepolole Society Steward Ms Tshenolo Leshomo explained that Young Women’s Wing under the Methodist Church of Southern Africa in Molepolole had planned to visit hospitalised children at Scottish Hospital during ascension day to pray for them, of which women elders of the church decided to join the young women by fostering the kids with Samaritan’s Purse gifts.

The gifts as explained by the Samaritan’s Purse(Operation Christmas Child) Ambassador, Ms Hildah Mampane, also Radio Botswana presenter of children’ Sunday school programme, were collected in the United States of America by parents using change from their shopping, packed in gift boxes, and then shipped to African countries to give to children.

Ms Mampane explained the idea which is now spread in all American countries, was started by a man whom when buying his children Christmas gifts, would buy an extra one thinking about a child somewhere in a poor or war struck African country. It was explained in Botswana the gifts are received by churches to give to children, of which Methodist Church Molepolole decided to share them with hospitalised children in Scottish Hospital.

The gifts are given to children between the ages of two and 14 years. A total of 13 children in the pediatric ward at Scottish received gifts.

Hospital Matron Ms Portia Seduledi said she was grateful of the gesture by Methodist Church, urging other organizations to take leaf. Kenanao Ofitlhile, mother to a hospitalised baby said this was the first of a kind gesture she has seen ever when hospitalised of which she said was so thankful of.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Human Rights

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