Meatco feeds vulnerable children in northern Namibia
09 Sep 2016
As part of its corporate responsibility, Meatco donated food to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) at Uutapi and Ongwediva in northern Namibia on 30 and 31 August 2016.
Children at the Sam Nujoma multi-purpose centre in Ongwediva (Oshana Region) and Uutapi orphanage (Omusati Region) received donations that comprised a healthy warm plate of food and non-perishable items such as cool drink.
Meatco sales representative Griffith Uahindua visited the centre where he made the donation in the presence of Lonia Nghuulikwa of the Ongwediva Town Council and Miriam Haipinge.
More than 140 OVCs benefited from the gesture.
The centre is a social arm of the Ongwediva Town Council that is responsible for addressing the diverse socio-economic needs of the community. Apart from youth development activities, the centre also offers the Bright Future after-school program for OVCs, community wellness and care as well as youth development activities, to mention a few.
The Bright Future after-school program is designed to provide a comprehensive curriculum for OVCs in a friendly, safe and caring environment. It offers educational support such as homework assistance, music, art, knitting, sewing and basic computer classes. Psychological support includes activities like sport, a children’s club, group counselling, hygienic practices and a life skill program.
Meatco sales representative Griffith Uahindua (white t-shirt) Lonia Nghuulikwa (Red t-shirt) of the Ongwediva Town Council and Miriam Haipinge (Grey) surrounded by the children