Old Mutual Namibia (OMN) continues to support Beautiful Kidz Namibia and the brand new blind-stitch sewing machine it recently donated to the organisation is testimony to this.
The sewing machine was allocated to Anusa Schoolwear, a needlework project run under Beautiful Kidz Namibia. This donation follows OMN’s sponsorship of N$30 000 to the Beautiful Kidz day-care centre last year.
OMN marketing consultant, Joanie Kreft, said the company’s corporate division appreciates the selfless work of the Beautiful Kidz team and passion for their mission.
“The new industrial sewing machine will enable them to produce school uniforms far more efficiently, both in terms of time and labour,” she said.
Beautiful Kidz Namibia is a non-profit organisation, which was established in 2003 to focus on education, training, youth programmes and job-creation. With its community-based centre located in Katutura, it cares for nearly 90 toddlers, 360 young people and 20 adults, every week.
“In a community where drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment, HIV/Aids prevalence and hunger are all high, Beautiful Kidz has made it its mission to care for these people,” said Kreft.
The organisation also offers computer training, a homework class, as well as teacher and child care training.