WELCOMING HOUSE ?
WELCOMING HOUSE ; is a home to the abandoned children like in a real family. It was given this name because MPI wanted the children to feel at home and not in an orphanage. In this place children are taken care of with a loving gaze which allows them to grow up and become men and women aware of their value and dignity.
With the support of the police, to trace the relatives of these children; if available, a family can offer the best form of care for a child. When placement back in their home fails, some of the children are cared for by families in the community. Amidst all their potential suffering, and lack of means, it’s often the women of MPI who volunteer to take responsibility to raise one of these orphans. The open- ness with which they receive other children who are not even related to them is always a lesson and a sign for us that humanity is indeed powerful!
A NEW ARRIVAL
This week Welcoming House embraced another child; he is currently one year old and malnourished and living with HIV/AIDS. His mother is in a critical condition due to the same disease. Meeting Point International (MPI) is intervening into the situation in order to save both the life of the mother and of the Child.
84 children who have lost both their parents and don’t have relatives to care for them, MPI has created a welcoming house. The “Welcoming House” tries to reproduce the context of a family and a normal condition of life through the stable presence of adults who become for the children the affective and educative point of reference. Occasionally the Welcoming House offers emergency assistance to malnourished children. More info…
By Lumanyika Jude Bright