Members of a Chinese medical team work at Draria Children's Village in Algiers, Algeria, May 31, 2023. /Xinhua
An orphanage in Algiers, capital of Algeria, on Wednesday welcomed a charity event organized by the Chinese embassy ahead of International Children's Day.
During the event at the Red Crescent's Orphanage Village of Draria, members of the Chinese medical team in Algeria conducted health consultations on site for the children in the village.
A number of games and activities were organized by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) Algeria, and gifts, health care kits, and stationary supplies worth about 2 million Algerian dinars (about $14,617) were donated to the children.
It is the seventh consecutive year for the CSCEC Algeria to donate to the Draria Children's Village, said Chairman of CSCEC Algeria Tang Hao.
Chinese Ambassador to Algeria Li Jian said at the event that China is a "permanent friend and sincere partner of Algeria, hoping that the Sino-Algerian friendship will be passed on from generation to generation."
He expressed hopes that "the children would have a special and joyful Children's Day," and wished for their healthy growth and success in future studies.
Sofiane Guercif, director of Draria Children's Village, said the event "is a perfect embodiment of the friendship between Algerian and Chinese people," adding that the much-needed materials and gifts made the children feel the warmth from China.
Draria Children's Village is a charitable organization based in Algiers that provides international relief for orphaned children. It currently supports 72 children between the ages of 4 and 22.