The Rwandan First Lady Mrs. Jeannette Kagame joined orphans studying in Noel Nyundo Orphanage in a function preparing the end of the year 2013 on Friday 13th, 12, 2013.
The First Lady gave 22 orphans houses to live in while 50 other orphans were helped getting families to adopt them. Madame Kagame also shared with them a feast to end the year.
The First Lady officially opened 20 houses in Kanembwe village in Rubavu sector in Rubavu district for the 22 orphans above 18 years of age in Noel Nyundo Orphanage center.
The houses were built by Unity Club as their inheritance for them to start working for their personal development as adults. The village for the youth was called ‘Imparanira-kwigira’.
After giving out 50 orphans that have been living in Nyundo orphanage to their foster families, the First Lady reminded people that parenting is a responsibility of parents given by God and expected by the country.
“This is the reason children should be raised in families instead of orphanages” she said.
The First Lady emphasized that the government of Rwanda will keep on finding good families to all orphans living in orphanages so as to attain Rwandan values, to get love and social living as expected of all Rwandan families.
“Though we receive a lot more than we ever had in this orphanage, we also desire and miss the warmth of living in families” said Jeannette Mukandayisenga one of the orphans in Nyundo Orphanage.
Nyundo Orphanage accommodates children who have no idea about their families and others who were picked off the streets and would like to have families.
Mrs. Jeannette Kagame joined more than 500 children in the Western Province of Rwanda in celebrations to end the year 2013.
Unity Club has been supporting the Nyundo orphanage since 2011. Ever since the First lady started the initiative to find homes for the orphans, four orphanages have closed their operations after successfully settling children in willing families. The initiative intends to see every child growing up in a family instead of an orphanage.