Park inn by Radisson Hotel Kigali has hailed mothers who make sure that vulnerable children under SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda live a better life with all basic needs so that their future is bright.
This happened during a noble and colorful dinner gala organized by Park Inn by Radisson Kigali to recognize SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda mothers, particularly SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda mothers and aunts from all locations namely Nyamagabe, Gicumbi, Kayonza, and Kigali.
The objective of the dinner gala was to appreciate the SOS mothers who dedicate their time and efforts to take care of the children daily and throughout every year. A total of 70 mothers attended the event from different locations.
“It has been a great pleasure working with SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda. We are in partnership as one big family,” Bernard Theron, the General Manager of Park Inn by Radisson Kigali appreciating SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda mothers’ exceptional work
He said that celebrating with the mothers is part of the hotel’s commitment to give back to the community.
“We were invited to SOS Children’s Villages 40-years celebration as well,” he said adding that it is a great attachment of friendship.
He said that SOS Children’s villages Rwanda was the greatest partner of Park Inn by Radisson adding that the five-star hotel worked together to support children without parental care, while some the special events were jointly organized such as celebrating Christmas together.
He gave an example of the recent Christmas celebrations in Kayonza district, the placement of donation box at Park Inn lobby and joint community work (Umuganda) while the hotel also offers internships for graduates from SOS Children’s villages Rwanda.
“An event like this is one of our activities to support SOS Children’s Villages worldwide where our hotels are located. The activities are different. We are committed to helping them improve vulnerable children’s lives,” he said.
“That is why we organize such occasions to meet and appreciate the mothers who take care of the children,” he said.
Liberal Seburikoko, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda National Director considered the mothers who take care of the children as unsung heroines.
“We all work to make sure no child is left alone. These are usually children with problems, children who have trauma, others have disability, sickness and these mothers stick to them day and night. It is so amazing,” he said.
These are unsung heroines who often go unnoticed but they have a great impact on lives. I’m very pleased that Park Inn hotel thought about them, recognized and honored them. It is truly something I am very much happy with” he said.
He applauded the mothers who catered for the children over the 40 year period.
Anna Uwera, one of the recognized mothers said it was such an unusual day for her and her colleagues to be honoured.
“We can’t forget about this recognition. It is an unusual day for us. It is the first time we meet like these as mothers. We thank the management of Park Inn hotel for thinking about this great event. We thank our National Director and Director of Fund Development and Communication for the imitative,” she said.
The mothers offered Igisoro as a gift, it is a two-player game of the mancala family, to the Park Inn hotel’s General Manager, and urged him to play it with his children at home, as a symbol of family unity.
Park Inn Hotel in Kigali inked partnership with SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda in different areas will benefit thousands of children.
The four agreements were signed in April 2019, with commitments of providing an annual sponsorship to SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda, giving the youth at SOS Children’s Villages internship and job placements in the hotel when available.
The hotel also committed to organize and facilitate fundraising events whenever possible for SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda.
The agreements also include placing donation boxes at Park Inn by Radisson Blue for donations by the hotel’s generous clients.
Radisson Hotel Group became a global partner of SOS Children’s villages in 2018, engaging its 1,400 hotels to support the work of SOS Children’s Villages.
Park Inn by Radisson Kigali, in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages, strives to align both partners’ missions to provide food, shelter and a better future to children across the country.