As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR), Pick n Pay Namibia last week handed over food vouchers to the Otjiwarongo Multi-Purpose Help Centre.
Multi-Purpose Help Centre said it was grateful and happy for the assistance rendered by Pick n Pay.
“We are a welfare organisation and have been operating since 2003. We offer a children’s programme for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as home based care, nutritional feeding programmes and counselling. We also have a support group for people living with HIV and Aids. As you can imagine, any support is always welcome and we are grateful for every bit of help,” the facility management says.
The Municipality of Otjiwarongo established the centre, with the assistance of its twinning partner Heusden, a rural town in Netherland with some 43 000 citizens in the southern province of Noord Brabant. They offer day care support to 40 orphans and vulnerable children.
Its home based care program involves 15 trained volunteers, providing simple medication and materials to home based HIV and AIDS infected. The centre, further runs prevention program focusing on the youth.
In 2007, the Multi-Purpose Help Centre was nominated for best practice amongst Dutch programs in Africa.
Pick n Pay Namibia managing director, Henry Feris said the support rendered by the company is part of its ongoing corporate responsibility campaign. “We aim to visit all the regions in which we are operating and have chosen numerous registered charities, who have advised what their most urgent needs are. We fulfil these needs as much as possible,” he said.