FNB donates to Oonte OVC

26 Apr 2017 08:30am
ONDANGWA, 26 APR (NAMPA) - First National Bank Namibia (FNB) donated five desktop computers to the Oonte Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) organisation on Monday.
The bank also donated an e-learning programme to the organisation’s ‘Computer 4 Kids’ project, bringing the total value of the donation to N.dollars 150 000.
The organisation recently introduced basic after-school information and communication technology skills training.
Oonte means ‘sunrays’ in Oshiwambo.
Based in Ondangwa in the Oshana Region, Oonte is a non-profit organisation which was established in 2004 by Executive Director Petrine Shiimi to assist OVC from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The organisation currently assists 610 children aged between three and 18, providing them with shelter, food, education, psycho-social support and health services.
Shiimi said the donation will make a huge difference for them.
“Making computer skills a basic part of the children’s education makes learning all subjects easier,” she said.
Handing over the donation on behalf of the FNB Foundation Trust, the bank’s Far North Business Manager Desderius Afunde said the importance of acquiring critical skills has increased over the years.
“The use of technology is at the centre of this revolution, creating room for new forms of delivery of educational content through innovative teaching aids,” Afunde added.
He urged other companies to get involved in similar initiatives in order to improve the livelihood of OVC.