A Chinese medical team deployed in South Sudan visited a children’s home to celebrate the Christmas holiday with the disadvantaged minors.
The team donated food and non-food items to the care center, including assorted items such powered milk, sweets, medicines, among others.
The head of the 6th batch of China medical team in South Sudan, Sun Yaxi, said the donation was meant to cheer the children up during the festive period and to make them feel loved.
“Children are the hope of the nation. So we will try our best to bring love and care so that we can contribute to this nation, and build long friendship between China and South Sudan,” Sun said.
“It is good that we celebrate together and it is good for them (children) to get the attention of the public. Let us join hands with the Chinese doctors and enjoy the Christmas as one family,” the director of the orphanage, Angelo Kenyi, said.
Rose Lisok, Jubek State Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, appreciated the Chinese doctors for extending a helping hand to the orphanage.
“The government of South Sudan has a lot of bilateral programs with the Chinese people, we in Jubek State, are appealing that we have this kind of cooperation in bigger scale so that it can help and give impact to the people,” Lisok added.
Since the independence of South Sudan in 2011, China has dispatched six medical teams to South Sudan to offer free and specialized medical care to patients across the east African country.