The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa has encouraged Zimbabweans to have unity of purpose to promote the development of children and the vulnerable.

She said this at the launch of her foundation, Angel of Hope Foundation, in Harare today which aims at supporting lives of children from disadvantaged backgrounds and disabled children in the country.

“The foundation is meant to see the vulnerable leading better lives through the provision of better education and other needs. I believe it is everyone’s responsibility to help the needy and see them reach greater heights,” she said.

The launch was also attended by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Vice President, Kembo Mohadi, Mrs Marry Chiwenga, government ministers, several churches, business community and children among others.

President Mnangagwa commended the launch of the organisation which he said will promote a better life for vulnerable children.

A number of individuals and organisations donated various goods and pledged varrying amounts of money for the organisation, while others promised to continue working with the organisation as it progresses.

Solidarity messages for the work that the First Lady is doing to uplift the lives of the marginalised came from various individuals and organisations including United Family International Church leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, representatives of the Anglican church, Methodist Church in Zimbabwe, and ZCC, amongst others.

Entertainment at the launch was provided by various artists who included Baba Mechanic Manyeruke, Police Band and Jah Prayzah.