Lions Aid of Norway donates to Cheshire Homes

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Sunningdale Lions Club District 413 has pledged continued commitment to improving the living standards of children at Cheshire Homes in Lusaka.

Club Governor Abraham Nyirongo said the club was instrumental in the establishment of the institution hence it was eager to continue contributing to its expansion.

Lion Nyirongo said his organisation was looking forward to signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the institution to enable the club address various needs which the Home was faced with.

He said this in Lusaka today when he presented a cheque worth KR 9, 000 to Cheshire Homes on behalf of Lions Aid Norway.

Lion Nyirongo also disclosed that Lions International have grants which they give to schools.

He has since advised management at the institution to apply for aid so that the challenges the Home was experiencing could be addressed.

And Head of Cheshire Homes Majorie Mwansa said the institution has a lot of challenges which require external assistance.

Sister Mwansa explained that most children come from poor families where parents do not afford to pay anything for the welfare of their children.

She said the institution has a budget of between K25 to 35 million which does not include artificial needs of the children.

She added that Cheshire Homes has a capacity of 50 children but it limits the number of admissions due to the many challenges the institution was facing.

Sister Nyirongo, who was grateful for the donation, has since called on other stakeholders to come on board and help the school meet its budget line to ease its operations.