Luanda – The First Lady of the Republic, Ana Dias Lourenço, Wednesday visited the “Vivência Feliz” shelter centre, located in Estalagem neighbourhood, in Viana.

As part of the celebrations for the African Child Day (16 June), during the visit, the First Lady Ana Dias Lourenço addressed a message of love to all children, and assured to do everything to provide a better future to Angolan children, according to reports of the Angolan newspaper Jornal de Angola.

The first lady offered violins to the institution, having then visited an exhibition with the products created by the children with local raw material (bedroom furniture, linings, lamps, dining tables, bases, platters, frames, support for gardening arrangements, pictures, among others).

The products, according to Josefa Ferreira, chairperson of the African Women’s Group (GMA), owner of the centre, will be sold to ensure the self-sustainability of the centre which only houses boys because in the first experience with girls they all ended up running away, as well as some boys, but the majority prevailed,

At the end of the activity, Josefa Ferreira said that one of the great challenges is to transform it into a place of reference in the country, having considered the visit of the first lady, “an honour, an incentive and a care for the children”.

Source: Angola Press News Agency