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Catholic sisters aid street kids

By SANFROSSA MANYINDA
CATHOLIC sisters in Kitwe have extended a helping hand to the vulnerable to ameliorate their challenges in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Sisters of St John the Baptist donated items which included hand soap, bathing soap, washing powder and bales of sugar worth K6,566 for the vulnerable as a way of improving their livelihood.
Handing over the items, Sister Florence said the Sisters of St John the Baptist were prompted to make a donation to the community because of the challenges people were facing in the face of the Covid-19.
Sister Florence handed over the items to the Kitwe City Council for onward distribution to the most affected vulnerable group in the community.
She advised the local authority to identify the appropriate beneficiary for the items with special consideration for street kids and persons with special needs.
And receiving the donation, Kitwe Mayor, Christopher Kang’ombe, thanked the Catholic sisters for the good gesture towards the fight against Covid-19.
Mr Kang’ombe said that out of the 170 children on the streets, 30 had placed in designated care homes and as such they urgently required groceries and food stuff.
The Mayor said, therefore, that the items from the Sisters of St John would be given to the 30 children.
“Street kids need urgent care and this is also in relation to avoiding the spread of corona virus, because if they are left on the streets they will be at risk of catching the virus,’’ the Mayor stressed.

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