Children at the National Gendarmerie Orphanage in Arivonimamo can look forward to the start of the school year with new school supplies donated by the U.S. Embassy.
Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie Arnold and the embassy team visited the children of fallen gendarmerie at the National Gendarmerie Orphanage in Arivonimamo on September 18. In honor of those who gave their lives while fulfilling the sacred duty to protect their countrymen, the U.S. Embassy community, represented by the Regional Security Office, Marine Security Guard Detachment, and Health Unit, donated books, pencils, notebooks, toys, and first-aid kits to the 80 children residing at the National Gendarmerie Orphanage.
“Life can be tough sometimes but remember that challenges can make you stronger. We are here to help and cheer you on, no matter what.” Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie Arnold told the children during the handover donation ceremony.
“These donations are a sign of our full gratitude and desire to continue working together,” added U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer Richard Hays. Please join us in wishing these children a bright future as they begin the school year.