Western Union gives to Malian orphans

Aida Diarra, Vice-President of Western Union in Africa

Aida Diarra, Vice-President of Western Union in Africa

Western Union on Monday announced its support to the children of SOS Children’s Village ” Sanankoroba ” through the donation of school supplies.

School kits were distributed to about 100 orphans for the academic year 2015-2016 . This initiative is part of the social responsibility program of Western Union, which aims to promote education as one of the surest ways to access economic opportunities.

A ceremony was held at SOS Children’s Village ” Sanankoroba ” in which Western Union Agents were met the children and then visited family dwellings. The event was marked by joyous moments : a dance choreography interpreted by children.

On this occasion, Aida Diarra, Vice-President of Western Union in Africa , said “We support this educational project, as it represents the key to empowering orphans and Mali provides an opportunity for these children to draw their own future. Through this project  we encourage children to find a better education. “

The SOS Children’s Village ” Sanankoroba ” was established in 1987. Currently it supports 138 children ( 80 boys and 58 girls) in 15 family houses. The children, aged between 8 months to 18 years , are mostly orphans or abandoned children with social problems .

Western Union began providing financial support to SOS Children’s Village ” Sanankoroba ” last year and plans to make this project a social action over the long term for Malian children.

Mallé Cissé , Director of SOS Children’s Village ” Sanankoroba ” , said: ” SOS Children’s Village in Mali is very proud to share common values ​​with Western Union in promotion of education for our children.”

SOS Children’s Village associations worldwide have helped hundreds of thousands of children , young people and their educators by care benefits , education, health, and emergency response.

“At SOS Children’s Villages we are committed to the well-being of children – often throughout their childhood – and to strengthening families and communities as a preventive measure to combat the abandonment and social neglect” concluded Mr. Cissé . 

Source: African Media Agency