07 Feb 2018 11:10am
NKURENKURU, 07 FEB (NAMPA) The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) donated school uniforms to more than 60 vulnerable children in the Kavango West Region on Wednesday.
ADRA is an international humanitarian agency founded in 1956 and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief.
The donation worth N.dollars 15 600 comprises school shoes, shirts, skirts, trousers and socks.
Nine schools including Kamina Primary, Kanuni Haruwodi Combined, Kulisuka Junior Primary and Siurungu Senior Primary benefitted from the donation.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony held at the Nkurenkuru Constituency Office, ADRA Country Director, Frank Mukube said the organisation saw the need of providing school uniforms when they visited the region in September last year.
God gave us a signal that the little ones need help. Because amongst them there will be doctors, councillors or ministers, he said.
The need of uniforms is very vast in the country, Mukube said, adding that they however thought it best to start with Nkurenkuru.
The director said the organisation is now getting donor funding from the Adventist community within the country.
We should not look to the outside to bring things to our country. We have the potential to help where we can.
He said Namibia, though the situation on the ground is contrary, is rated as a rich country, thus donor funding is not easy to obtain.
On his part, Nkurenkuru Constituency Councillor, Damian Nakambare applauded the good deed from ADRA, saying they have responded to the call of uplifting Namibian people out of poverty.
The objective of Government is to improve the living standard of the Namibian people and it must be met halfway, he said.