Somaliland: First Lady Gives Hargeisa Orphans a Presidential Eid Celebration

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“I urge somalilanders to emulate the good example set by Alnuur Furniture Company and support orphans not only in Hargeisa but elsewhere in the country as well” 1st lady Amina Weris

1st lady Amina Weris and Matron Khalib (both in glasses) pose with children durin Eid celebrationas at the Hargeisa orphanage

By: Yusuf M Hasan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Children at the Hargeisa orphanage adorned in beautiful clothes and shoes donated by Alnuur furniture hosted the first lady of Somaliland Ms Amina Sheikh Mohamed Jirde ‘Amina Weris’ at their home for Eid-ul-Adha celebrations.

“Am very happy to once again dine with you as part of Eid celebrations” said Ms Amina Weris who has joined the orphans for similar occasions since she became first lady of Somaliland three years ago.

While congratulating the children for their discipline and proper pursuit of education, which she termed, “the gateway to your future” the first lady who has on several occasions supported various infrastructural and other developments at the orphanage informed that funds are now available for construction of a perimeter fence at the centre.

Hosts and guests of the 1st lady

Thanking Alnuur Furniture Company for continued support to the orphans especially during the two Eids celebrated annually the First lady Amina Weris urged somalilanders to emulate the example set by Alnuur and support orphans not only in Hargeisa but elsewhere in the country as well.

Said she, “I urge somalilanders to emulate the good example set by Alnuur Furniture Company and support orphans not only in Hargeisa but elsewhere in the country as well”

The Alnuur furniture Company which has been a regular supporter to the orphanage contributed an assortment of clothes, shoes and toys to all the 485 children at the orphanage a day prior to the religious festival.

Assortment of Alnuur Eid Donation to Orphanage

With the first gentleman, President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo celebrating Eid with residents of the capital Hargeisa the almost 500 orphans, centre staff members feasted on the presidential lunch catered from the presidency by the first lady.

Upon conclusion of the meal and imminent departure of the honoured guest from the presidency an elated Matron of the orphanage Ms Asha Khalib thanked the 1st lady for her continued love and care for her charges over the years.

“With your presence here and the donation of Abdirahman Alnuur, may Allah bless him, you can see happiness, appreciation and feeling of being wanted radiating from the children” said the matron who also reiterated the call for citizens to start helping orphans nationwide.

First Lady interacts with children at the Orphanage

The Hargeisa orphanage centre which is the biggest in the country is home to 485 orphaned children from all over Somaliland as well as neigbouring Ethiopia.

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