CoW donates to day-care and kindergartens

25 Mar 2015 19:50pm
WINDHOEK, 25 MAR (NAMPA) – The City of Windhoek (CoW) on Wednesday donated various materials, equipment and food to four day-care and kindergardens valued at N.dollars 76 800.
The beneficiaries are the Children-headed Household organisation; Zanele Mbeki Primary and Day-Care Centre; Katutura Central Kindergarten; and Mamakhai Hangara orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) Support Organisation.
Speaking at the handing-over event, Windhoek Mayor Muesee Kazapua said the donations are a result of a contractual obligation with Syntell Proprietary Ltd, the company which won the tender for prepaid electricity vending.
Kazapua explained that the tender awarded to Syntell makes provision for a contribution to social projects as identified by the CoW.
He said the funds contributed are managed by the City, which also procure materials and goods as per quotations submitted by the identified beneficiaries.
The Children-headed Household organisation houses school-going children between seven and 18 years. It received beds, mattresses, school uniforms and food stuff worth N.dollars N.dollars 14 000.
The Zanele Mbaki Primary and Day-Care Centre offers pre-school services to more than 300 orphans and disadvantaged children. It received a donation of a photocopy machine worth N.dollars 34 000.
The Katutura Central Kindergarten, which caters for more than 400 disadvantaged and orphaned children by providing pre-school and day-care services, received playground equipment, blankets, pillows and matrasses with a combined value N.dollars 15 500.
The Mamakhai Hangara OVC Support Organisation works towards the wellbeing of OVC by providing shelter and food. It received assorted paints, beds and plastic chairs worth N.dollars 13 300.
Kazapua appealed to all beneficiaries to use the items for its intended purposes and to take care of it in order to be used by the next generation.
The mayor also challenged other private companies and individuals to join this noble course and support the communities in which they operate.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries Karen Hishidimbwa from the Children-headed Household applauded the CoW for supporting them and promised to put the donations to good use.
“We are very happy as beneficiaries of these valuable items, and hope others will also benefit from your office,” she said.