Former Brave Warriors star donates food to Okakarara hostel

06 Jul 2017 13:50pm
OTJIWARONGO, 06 JUL (NAMPA) - Former Brave Warriors player, Eliphas Shivute, last Friday donated food and blankets to learners in a community hostel at the Ludwig Ndinda Primary School (PS) outside Okakarara.
The school is situated about 30 kilometres south-east of Okakarara in the Otjizondjupa Region.
Shivute retired from international football in 2002 due to a knee injury. He is now a businessman and owner of the San Fishing Company based in the capital.
The donation include tinned fish, maize meal, rice, baking flour, cooking oil and blankets to learners residing in the hostel built by parents and community members of the Okahitua village in the Okakarara Constituency some five years ago.
The items are worth more than N.dollars 25 000.
Principal Uendjipa Kaapehi said in a telephonic interview with Nampa on Thursday, they had no food before the donation.
“Our hostel nearly closed down because there was no food to feed the children accommodated there,” he said.
Kaapehi said they last received food from Government in May this year.
He wrote letters to various business owners, including Shivute, to ask for donations.
Shivute responded a week later with the donation, which is expected to last two months.
A total of 240 learners stay in the hostel.
The school offers pre-primary to Grade 7 for a total of 402 school learners and 18 teachers, including Kaapehi.
Kaapehi thanked Shivute for his generous support and urged other business owners to assist the hostel.
Shivute last month availed N.dollars 200 000 to benefit schools in his home constituency of Olukonda in the Oshikoto Region.