The 2022 edition of the traditional Christmas tree organied by the Children Of Africa Foundation took place in the garden of the Presidential Palace on Thursday, December 22, 2022.
As in previous years, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, President of the Children Of Africa Foundation, in the company of 3,000 children aged 3 to 9 years from all the neighbourhoods of the Autonomous District of Abidjan, twelve (12) child protection associations and NGOs, Ministries, Embassies, the Presidency and children of journalists have perpetuated the tradition of the Christmas party through moments of joy and sharing. For this year edition, the Children Of Africa Foundation has put every effort to delight its little guests. Indeed, during the whole day, the children stormed the garden of the Presidential Palace, which for the occasion was transformed into a playground and attraction. The children had the pleasure to visit bouncy castles. They had the right to play with the clowns of the Bouldegums and giant teddy bears for their great pleasure. Children also enjoyed performances by internationally renowned and popular artists such as Fally Ipupa, Magic System Group, KS Bloom, Kerozen or Black K who added a special touch to this celebration. They were also able to enjoy the magic tricks of Phil the Magician and the arrival of Santa Claus by helicopter.
12,000 children celebrate Christmas across the country
In addition to these 3,000 children, the Children Of Africa Foundation organized Christmas trees in cities and towns in the interior of the country for 12,000 children. A total of 15,000 children throughout the country celebrated the magic of Christmas thanks to the generosity and love of Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, President of Children Of Africa.
For Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, President of the Children Of Africa Foundation, Christmas is an opportunity to show love, joy and solidarity to children and people in difficult situations. Also, she rejoiced at the opportunity of this celebration by giving the reason for organizing this Christmas tree for many years. "Like you, I am particularly fond of the Christmas season, because it is the symbol of love, joy and sharing. It is the time when children receive many gifts and spend unforgettable moments with their families. For this reason, every year we organize Christmas trees for children, to allow everyone to spend a warm and festive Christmas, "she explained, before inviting her little guests to live this magical moment. "This day has been organized for you, and I want each of you to take full advantage of it. All the attractions, games and gifts that you have seen are to please you ... so have fun, and keep beautiful memories that you can tell your friends, and you will not forget, "wished Ms. Dominique Ouattara.
The little Farida Gbané Sehi, 9 years old, student at the EPP KPMG of Assinie, thanked Mrs. Dominique Ouattara on behalf of the little guests for the chance she has given them to celebrate Christmas while discovering the Presidential Palace.
It is important to note that a cocktail was served in the garden of the Presidential Palace after the ceremony. The little ones were able to leave with many gifts and memories in their eyes.