A Christmas party for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Walvis Bay, which had been organised by the Hangana Seafood, took place last week.
Hangana Seafood is a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver and List (O&L) Group of Companies. It organised the event at the Sparta Sports Ground in Walvis Bay where close to 70 needy children from various homes such as the Swakopmund Erongo House of Safety, the Hope House and the Kids Haven were in attendance.
It is the third consecutive year that the company partners with other companies to organise such an event. The objective has been to give joy into the children’s lives who normally do not have much and cannot afford to throw Christmas parties with their loved ones.
Kraatz Marine (another O&L subsidiary) managing director, Dirk van Niekerk, stressed at the same occasion, the importance of such events is to not only to bring joy into the children’s lives but to also appreciate the effort poured in by all partners.
“It is the season of joy and since Christmas resembles the spirit of giving, it is most rewarding to see the joy and happiness on the faces of our children,” said Niekerk.
He added, the spirit of these events is tied with the purpose of the O&L Group of Companies’ “creating a future, enhancing life.”
The children were treated to various fun fares such as the jumping castle, colour-in-booth, face painting, bubble machine, delicious food, soft drinks, sweets, ice cream and a giant cake. Moreover, they were treated to Santa Claus’ appearance on a donkey-cart dishing out a gift to every child.
Other O&L subsidiaries that were part of the initiative are Namibia Brewery Limited (NBL), Model Pick n’ Pay, Namibia Diaries, Kraatz Steel, Broll Namibia, O&L Leisure and the O&L Centre.
Partners from the Erongo Region were not left behind as they were also part of the initiative. Steel Africa, Wesco Waste Management, Logistics Support Services, Metrotech, Guans Packaging, Afrox, Mobi Loo, Cinderella’s Palace, Woermann and Brock amongst many others, all participated.