Otjiwarongo daycare centre receives food donation

25 Oct 2015 12:50pm
OTJIWARONGO, 25 OCT (NAMPA) – A daycare centre for orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) at Otjiwarongo on Friday received a donation of foodstuffs and cleaning materials from the D&M Rail Construction company.
D&M Rail Construction Site Manager, Leon Steyn handed boxes of amongst others soft drinks, tinned fish, sugar, cooking oil, bags of rice, macaroni and bread flour and cleaning materials over to the founder of the Hare Hoado Day Care Centre, Anna Kapukare.
Hare Hoado, which means 'come all' in Damara-Nama, was founded in 2003 by Kapukare.
The centre is situated in Son Road near the Otjiwarongo Mediclinic, and is home to 150 OVCs, the majority of whom are learners at Rogate Primary School, Orwetoveni Primary School, Karundu Combined School and Spes Bona Primary School in Otjiwarongo.
The centre has also a pre-primary section and soup kitchen.
The children receive two meals per week - immediately after school on Mondays and Fridays.
Steyn said he heard about Hare Hoado Day Care Centre from a colleague, and decided to visit the centre.
“I found out that the centre is doing a good job in changing the lives of many children without parents, and needs support from each of us. Therefore, D&M Construction felt it necessary to donate food estimated to last them approximately a month,” he said.
He told Nampa in an interview on Friday the centre is taking children from the streets and dumpsites and keeping them busy after school with a meal and basic lessons.
Steyn, on behalf of D&M Rail Construction, thanked Kapukare for the initiative and urged other businesspeople including corporate companies around Otjiwarongo to support Hare Hoado Day Care Centre in any way they can.
Kapukare thanked D&M Rail Construction for the donation.
She said her centre has four volunteers including herself who cook for the children and teach the pre-primary learners from Monday to Friday.
She urged school-going orphans and vulnerable children in Otjiwarongo not eat from the dumpsites but to instead come to her centre so that they can be fed there.