It is a known fact that children are born on different dates/months all throughout the year. It is also a known practice that most parents would always strive to ensure that their children’s birthdays are well appreciated normally by hosting birthday parties & buying gifts for their children. Unfortunately, there are also so many children mostly from disadvantaged/low income earning families who never get to enjoy or experience such memorable dates as commonly practiced by able families.
At Wema Centre, most of the children cannot tell when they were born or even more saddening, where they were born due to the circumstances in which they normally find themselves at the time of rescue to Wema i.e. has no idea who the parents are in cases of abandonment , has been living with illiterate caregivers who cannot figure out dates/months, some lack official documents such as birth clinic cards or birth certificates or some overstayed on the streets while they were young and barely remember their past.
With the help of friends of Wema, Wema Centre holds an annual birthday party for all resident and community children/youth being sponsored by Wema, as well as Wema Alumni and their families. The annual celebration is meant to inculcate a sense of belonging to all resident beneficiaries within the wider community, and also mark anniversaries since the establishment of Wema Centre. The initiative has continuously drawn tremendous show of generosity from the wider public & friends of Wema by always ensuring that the children are indeed happy on the material day courtesy of the wide range of gifts/donations and fun related activities they support.
It was a fun and cake affair on Saturday September 30th when over 250 children and youth flocked Wema Centre to join the Wema family in marking the organization’s 24th Anniversary, at the Bamburi Centre.
Mrs. Lucy Yinda, the founder and executive Director of Wema Centre, led the animated children in cutting the luscious giant birthday cake, which was specially made and donated to the children of Wema by The Voyager Beach Resort. With the help of Wema Alumni girls and a team from voyager Beach Resort She served everyone a piece of the mouth-watering cake as entertaining birthday songs played in the background.
Once again, The Wema Centre Board, Staff and Children would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude to our sponsors, well-wishers and everyone who joined us in making our 24th Anniversary memorable.
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, but for you our hearts have no bottoms!