Oshakati Junior Council supports Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Centre

02 Apr 2016 12:40pm
OKANDJENGEDI, 02 APR (NAMPA) – Members of the Oshakati Junior Town Council have donated clothes and shoes to a centre for vulnerable children at the Okandjedi informal settlement.
The centre is named after prominent businessman Dr Frans Aupa Indongo, and it was established in 2002 with the help of Ailly Shilongo.
Twenty-two vulnerable children from the regions of Oshana, Ohangwena and Omusati, some with disabilities, stay at the house situated in the settlement at Oshakati.
Shilongo told those attending the handing over that the centre is financed by the parents of the children, who make a financial contribution every month.
Companies such as Santam and Bank Windhoek have also supported the Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Centre, while the Oshakati Spar supermarket supplies them with bread every three days.
“The centre provides care and rehabilitation to vulnerable children, especially the children living with disabilities,” Shilongo explained.
Some children are brought to the centre on a daily basis, while some are accommodated there in a zinc structure due to limited space.
Handing over the donation, Oshakati Junior Mayor Singo Gomes described Shilongo as “special”.
“Not everybody is able to give care to children like these. We are handing over this small donation to demonstrate our support to you and care for these disabled children,” Gomes stated.