STEVEN MVULA, Lusaka
VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina says non-governmental organisations are integral in supplementing government programmes to significantly curb poverty, especially among women and children.
Mrs Wina says it is clear that with the necessary support women are able to contribute positively to Zambia’s development at community and national levels.
“Investing in developing and shaping children’s future is also an investment in the future of families by empowering their mothers,” Mrs Wina said.
She was speaking yesterday when she graced an open day at Hope and Faith Community School and Chisomo Camulungu Women’s Centre in Lusaka’s Ng’ombe township.
“As Government, we appreciate the work you are doing.
“I have seen how productive and active the women have been,” Mrs Wina said.
She was happy that the school also has a feeding programme.
Mrs Wina said without the efforts of the school that has provided education, some street children would have faced a very rough future.
Hope and Faith School has 600 orphans and vulnerable children.
Mrs Wina donated K20,000 for the expansion of the school laboratory.
The school’s board chairperson Christine Mayondi thanked Mrs Wina for visiting the institution.
“We are highly indebted to your kindness.
“We will continue channelling issues affecting women and children to your office,” Ms Mayondi said.