Bank Windhoek donates N$15 000 to children with disabilities

23 Oct 2013 15:00pm
WINDHOEK, 23 OCT (NAMPA) - Bank Windhoek on Wednesday donated N.dollars 15 000 towards the training and support of parents of children living with physical disabilities for the betterment of their living conditions.
The bank's Marketing and Corporate Communication Services’ Division announced this in a media statement availed to Nampa on Wednesday afternoon.
The funds were handed over to the management and leadership of the Namibia Association for Children with Disabilities (NACD), which will conduct a training programme.
“Many parents with children with disabilities often do not know how to, or do not have the means to take care of their children, as they require special needs and support.
The NACD training programme will assist the parents by providing them with training which is tailored to the special needs of individual children,” Pamela Somses, who is the National Coordinator of NACD, was quoted as saying in the statement.
Elzita Beukes, Communications’ Practitioner: Stakeholder Engagement at Bank Windhoek said this is the second year that the bank is assisting the NACD as it believes that it is making a difference in the lives of many children through their various programmes.
“The NACD also strongly advocates for the equal rights of children with disabilities by advising Government on legislation and policies that affect them,” she stated.
The association is involved in many community activities, including empowering people with disabilities through their various training programmes such as life skills and entrepreneurship, especially for those who are interested in pursuing self-employment and creating job opportunities for others.
The NACD also provides support to people with disabilities who are living with HIV and AIDS.
The funds donated to the NACD are part of the N.dollars 130 000 which was raised through the 2013 Bank Windhoek Golf Day in Aid of Welfare, supported by Pennypinchers and the Kalahari Sands Hotel and Casino.
The NACD is a non-profit organisation established to advocate and lobby for the equal rights of children with disabilities, and their full integration into mainstream society.