The Rwanda Formed Police Unit (RWAFPU-IV) serving under the United Nations Stabilization for Haiti on the eve of Christmas donated an assortment of food stuff to orphans at Perpetuel Secours orphanage Centre in Jeremie as they joined the vulnerable children to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and to give them hope and joy in this festive season.
The donation consists of rice, soap, cooking oil, playing balls, eggs, sugar, beans, cassava flour, salt and water.
The assortment was bought out of the financial contribution of each of the Rwanda police officer serving in the Caribbean nation.
CSP Peter Hodari, the Contingent Commander handed over the assortment, which was received by Eliane Mosi Moussignac, the founder of the orphanage.
Mosi expressed gratitude for the RWAPFU’s outreach adding that “it will enable these vulnerable children to have special celebration on Christmas day and New Year.”
The centre established in 2006 is a home of about 400 orphans.
It was created to help vulnerable children especially orphans to acquire basic necessities like shelter and free education.
CSP Peter Hodari said the reason for the donation was to share “Christmas with the vulnerable children.”
“We saw a need, and as it’s a norm among Rwandans, we reached out for help and give these children hope and joy and celebrate with them this festive season,” CSP Hodari said.
The occasion was also attended by the Rwandan peacekeepers in Haiti.
CSP Hodari urged officers to maintain this voluntary culture of humanitarian activities as dignified Rwandans.
The role played by the Rwandan peacekeepers in Haiti goes beyond its mandate of helping Haitian National Police to ensure the safety of people living in Haiti but also to support people’s welfare, enhance development through maintaining infrastructure and environmental protection.