Australian company donates to Otjiwarongo organisations

04 Jul 2015 13:40pm
OTJIWARONGO, 04 JUL (NAMPA) – Two community-based organisations at Otjiwarongo in the Otjozondjupa Region on Friday received donations from Australian company Indigo Foundation.
The Otjiwarongo Development Programme Fund (ODPF) in May this year received the funds from Indigo Foundation and consulted various community-based organisations here on their needs.
ODPF chairperson Lennard Classen told Nampa at the handing over of the donations on Friday his organisation was tasked by Indigo Foundation to monitor and evaluate the performances of these beneficiaries.
The Otji-Vegetable Garden situated north-west of Otjiwarongo received wire mesh; shade covers for vegetable seedlings; water pumps and other crop farming materials.
The Orwetoveni Children’s Project which operates at the Otjiwarongo Multi-Purpose Centre received audio-visual materials, sporting equipment and sports gear, as well as plastic chairs for the 65 children who benefit from the project.
Classen said the farming implements and learning and teaching aids were purchased at a cost of over N.dollars 90 000.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Otji-Vegetable Garden chairman Hendrik Joseph thanked the Indigo Foundation and ODPF for choosing them to receive the donations.
“We are delighted to receive these donations, and we will see to it that they are used for the intended purposes only,” Joseph said.
The project produced grows cabbages, onions, tomatoes, green peppers and other crops which are sold at Otjiwarongo on a seasonal basis.
The crops are grown on a one hectare piece of land since 2013.
According to Joseph, a sponsorship of this nature means increased vegetable and crop production.
He said that any donation to them also means an opportunity for job creation for others, as well as food production and economic growth for the garden members.
Otji-Vegetable has seven members who started the garden and work on it on daily.