08 Feb 2016 17:00pm
OSHAKATI, 08 FEB, (NAMPA) The Youth Active Movement (YAM) of Oshakati on Monday donated school uniforms, school bags and umbrellas to five learners from five different schools in the Oshana and Ohangwena regions.
The movement, which was founded by Haimbodi Ndishishi last year, is a non-profit organisation that aims to help orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), especially those in rural areas of Namibia.
The organisation is based in Oshakati.
The beneficiaries were Grade 3 learner Beyoncé Jacob from the Oshikango Combined School; Grade 5 learner Pombili Nghishelenga from the Okandjengedi Primary School; Gabriel Shiwombili, a Grade 8 learner at the Okatana Senior Primary School; Grade 10 learner Tavali Vanildo from the Evululuko Senior Primary School and Lukas Mwahangangepo, who is in Grade 10 at the Ongwediva Senior Primary School.
The materials were worth over N.dollars 3 000.
The learners expressed gratitude to Ndishishi, saying they have never had a stranger do something so kind for them before.
Johannes Nghishelenga, an uncle to one of the children, said he is still in shock that his niece received the donation, explaining how difficult it has been for them to acquire a new uniform for her at the beginning of the school year.
May the good Lord bless this person, he is kind-hearted, he said.
The 32-year-old Ndishishi aims to contribute to Namibias poverty eradication strategy one step at a time, and one day hopes to collaborate with the government to achieve this goal.
I did not have an easy life growing up myself and I know how difficult it must be for these children, so I wanted to give back to the community.
Ndishishi said he wants to grow his organisation into something bigger, including a community-feeding project.