NCS reaches out to the needy

14 Dec 2018 17:40pm
WINDHOEK, 14 DEC (NAMPA) – Members of the Namibian Correctional Service (NCS) on Friday donated various items to the Havana Orphanage in Windhoek.
The orphanage was established by Apostle Elia Geingob and his wife Lena Geingos some 13 years ago. It is home to 18 orphans and vulnerable children aged between seven months and 14 years, including two children living with disabilities.
Commissioner-General of the NCS, Raphael Hamunyela in a speech read on his behalf said the donation forms part of their social responsibility. It included items such as mattresses, gas cylinders, clothes, nappies and a meal for the orphans.
“What matters is not how much you give, but how you give it, with an open heart,” he said.
Hamunyela further noted that the NCS has, on their path towards transformation and becoming a modern provider of correctional services, come to the realisation that the public has a major role to play in the reintegration of offenders, hence the idea to partner with and support the public where they can.
“The decision to plough back into society was taken against the background of the belief that the community is the main stakeholder in the reintegration and support of offenders who return to society after incarceration,” he said.
He further stated that the NCS has since 2015 also gone beyond its usual operations and started assisting the needy in various communities with their own funds, thereby not only meeting government halfway, but also improving lives.
Councillor of the Moses //Garoeb Constituency, Martin David who also attended the event, during his welcoming remarks appealed to members of the community to emulate the correctional service’s example and to reach out those in need.