Atlantic supports Hijaukambe Combined School

09 Sep 2019 17:10pm
OMUHAMA, 09 SEP (NAMPA) – Atlantic Food Services (AFS), through its Corporate Social Investment initiative, on Monday donated 250 mattresses and various kitchen utensils to the value of N.dollars 110 000 to the Hijaukambe Combined School (CS) at the Ruacana Constituency of the Omusati Region.
Speaking at the handover event, one of the company’s directors, Eunice Iipinge, said the donation serves to uplift the communities around which it operates by ploughing a significant portion of its profits back into the area.
“Established in 2005, the AFS is a Namibian-owned and locally-run company that delivers quality contract catering solutions to commercial and state-owned institutions across Namibia,” Iipinge narrated.
AFS Community Trust, Iipinge said, funds the company’s corporate social investment initiatives and the trust has thus far donated more than N.dollars 2.6 million to local communities.
She added that the project may take the form of sponsorship and donations aimed at bettering students’ learning environment and improving access to educational opportunities, as well as to respond to the needs of individuals and communities.
“We can help, where we can, to make the world a better place,” she said, adding that the AFS decided to support Hijaukambe CS after the school community approached it for assistance last year.
Established in 1995, the school caters for children from the previously disadvantaged communities in and around Omuhama village.
According to the school’s headmaster, Christof Ngavetene, it also caters for students from Otjetjekua and Otjondeka primary schools.
The school has 18 teachers and a student population of 467 learners from Grade 0 to 9, of which 340 are accommodated in the school hostel.