DAR ES SALAAM: THE Lalji Foundation has donated school items including uniforms to students from various orphanages in Dar es Salaam, in supporting the government’s efforts to improve the quality of education in the country.
The items were provided to 400 students from nine orphanages found in Kigamboni District.
Speaking yesterday during the event, Kigamboni Member of Parliament, Dr Faustin Ndugulile, thanked the foundation for supporting the orphans in nine centres by giving them school uniforms, bags, shoes and socks, the aim is to make them learn smoothly.
Dr Ndugulile said the government is looking forward to seeing other organizations provide support by reaching more children in various centres so as to make sure children are fully supported in acquiring education.
“This has come as a result of the government effort but also due to various challenges that orphans face, it is time to support them,” he said.
Chief Executive Officer of Lalji Foundation and a leader of Lalji family, Mr Mohsin Lalji said the foundation supports the government’s vision by ensuring that students get their basic needs and obtain quality education.
“We thank the government for having this vision which can be implemented by both non-governmental and governmental organizations, it is through the help provided that students are studying in a good environment,” he said.
Mr Mohsin said: “By providing good education to children we are going to build a society that has professional doctors, pilots, and politicians, among others, who will help the country to achieve its economic goals.”
He said that is a long-term task that requires the cooperation among the government, religious leaders and non-governmental organisations to ensure that Tanzania becomes a better nation.
He noted; “the achievements we see is due to the hard work done by the President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan and her government in ensuring the nation obtains its goals.”
On other hand, Dar es Salaam Sheikh Walid Alhad Omary said it is high time for people to give back to the society.
“People should volunteer and help the orphans not only in the education sector but also in every aspect of life as they need our help. It should be remembered that they are the future parents, when you help them today you have helped the future generation,” he said.