Ten Old Mutual staff members have supported 10 selected local organisations with various items to the value of N$100,000.
The contributions were done through Old Mutual’s Staff Community Builder Fund which supports various initiatives across Namibia in line with the Old Mutual Foundation’s framework: Financial Well-Being, Education & Skills, and Community Development.
One of the beneficiaries of the initiative, the Tulonga Project at the Hage G. Geingob High School in Katutura which received Grade 12 physical science textbooks from employee Valde Simeon, while the Penduka Village received safety wear from Rakotoka Zaire.
Simeon, a former learner of Hage G. Geingob high school said, “It was an amazing feeling going back home and contributing to the school that nurtured me into the individual I am today. I am so glad that the Old Mutual Foundation enabled me to support learners from the streets of Katutura and equip them with the resources to flourish and tackle difficult subjects like Physics AS Level.”
Another employee, Hilya Indongo supported the Mukwe Orphans and Vulnerable Children Support group (MOVCS) whose prime purpose is to help orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in the Mukwe constituency of the Kavango East region. Indongo donated school uniforms.
“I am surrounded by people that believe in my dreams and aspirations. I therefore owe it to myself and my community to plough back and inspire children in the Mukwe constituency. My gratitude goes to the Old Mutual Foundation for making this possible,” she said.
Meanwhile, Manfred Kaanjosa supported the Otjohorongo Primary School with mattresses for the school hostel, while Fayette Kahmann supported the David and Goliath Early Childhood Development Centre located in Swakopmund for overhead expenses.
Another employee, Huldah Hindjou will be supporting the Vaalhoek Neighborhood Watch with fencing for the Vaalhoek Neighborhood. Hindjou is an active community member who believes in advocating for community engagement to combat crime.
Helvi Amwaama supported the Kalimba Association by donating wood to create employment opportunities for women that will lead to economic empowerment. In line with Old Mutual’s commitment to champion education, the Negongo Junior Primary School in the Okaku constituency, through Simeon Hilongwa, received renovation material to revamp the school that was established in 1994.
Lastly, Carmen Foster supported Beautiful Kidz, a welfare organisation that provides care and support to children through education and meeting their physical and psychological needs. Foster donated a computer and a printer.