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Ethiopian First Lady calls for more attention to vulnerable children, elderly poor

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Addis Ababa, February 11, 2019 (FBC) – First Laday Zinash Taychew has urged Africans to pay attention to needy children and elderly poor at the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) meeting being held in Addis Ababa

Speaking at the meeting being held under the theme “Collaborating to Transform Africa: Addressing the needs of the vulnerable populations,” she said Africans need to give love and attach due attention for vulnerable citizens.

Here in Ethiopia, we are offering support for persons with disabilities as well as underprivileged children and elderly poor, she said.

There is a plan to build 22 schools and the construction of 15 of them has already started, the First Lady said.

OAFLA was established by African First Ladies in 2002 as a collective voice for Africa’s most vulnerable people, women and children infected and affected by HIV and Aids.

Since its beginning, OAFLA has transformed itself from a forum of ideas to an institution capable of providing the continent wide leadership needed to bring about change in peoples’ lives.

OAFLA provides the African continent wide leadership advocating for policy and social change, engage in resource mobilisation efforts from the global, continental and national levels.