This year, the Mission celebrated Nelson Mandela Day with a visit and donation to the Ajuda de Berço children’s home. It was a lovely day and we ended on a high note with the planting of a strelitzia in the institution’s garden in remembrance of Nelson Mandela. We wish to thank Mariana Norton dos Reis for welcoming us into the institution and congratulate Ajuda de Berço for its dedication to the 40 children for whom they currently provide a home. You are doing a fantastic job!
Thank you also to former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dr. Luís Brites Pereira, for taking the time to celebrate with us.
Anyone interested in helping the institution can do so by helping them to stock up on the items they are running low on, by making a monetary contribution or through volunteer work. For more information, please check www.ajudadeberco.pt, under Como Ajudar (How to Help).