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Early Christmas tree celebration at the Fundong District Hospital-Cameroon

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

An early Christmas tree ceremony was held last Friday, December 04th, 2015, in the Fundong District Hospital in NW Cameroon.

The American humanitarian Organization, the International Consulting Aid Network (ICAN) and his general coordinator of health programs, Dr. Hugues Fidele Batsielilit, having pursued the course of action that no babies from families shall be allowed to go cheerless on this holiday season, offered Christmas gifts and envelopes to 50 children and their mothers.

Children and their parents present at the ceremony arrived at the maternity ward of the Fundong District Hospital at noon. Among the guests were children and relatives from nearby communities of the Boyo Division and surrounding areas. In his remarks, the American doctor said that “the organization of the early Christmas tree within the Fundong District Hospital expresses the need to familiarize the selected mothers with the hospital staff and services.”

Then added that “he’s pleased that this early Christmas Tree is an opportunity for babies and their mothers from poor social classes to come and enjoy together, with no divide, the magic of Christmas season.” Babui Helen, the hospital general manager, “stressed the importance of this event in the eyes of Dr. Hugues Fidele Batsielilit.” Thus, “she recalled that he and his American organization had made the cause of poor people and their families a priority in its humanitarian work.”

She then revealed that “The American Humanitarian Organization works in various sectors, including education, health, economic strengthening, community projects, and social issues.” So, “this shows Dr. Hugues commitments to offer not only poor families with the basic needs they cannot have because of a lack of resources, but also, to see poor children prosper and grow in a healthy environment.” Saying in closing.

On behalf of the mothers and babies receiving Christmas presents, Ms. Kimeny Neija Abrel thanked Dr. Hugues and his organization for his kindness and the many gifts offered to their babies and asked that this event continued.

Before closing the event, Dr. Hugues offered a farewell party to parents and hospital staff. Each child and their mother went back home with a gift in their hands, and joy was visible on their mother’s faces.

John Gum Colin Fundong, NW Cameroon December 5th, 2015

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