Ten-year-old feeds Arandis OVCs

12 Sep 2019 10:20am
ARANDIS, 12 SEP (NAMPA) – Nelao Ndapewa Martina who is only 10 years old embarked on a journey to give back to her community by feeding several orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in Arandis.
The current Miss Arandis Primary School started the initiative after her participation in the Miss Beauty Queen Namibia Pageant earlier this year required her to come up with a project for her profile.
Martina, who was also crowned Miss Public Choice during that beauty pageant, with the assistance of her mother then initiated a soup kitchen for close to 150 OVCs at the town, through several sponsors.
In an interview with Nampa on Wednesday, the Grade 4 learner expressed: “This initiative is about giving back to the community by taking care of the needy, which is something very close to me.”
Arandis Deputy Mayor Irja Ipinge described the gesture as a humble one, especially coming from someone as young as Martina and called on more youths to follow in her footsteps.
This is Martina’s second community event and she aims on hosting the event as often as possible.
Earlier this year, she fed another group of OVCs from the Collin Foundation Secondary School and the UB Dax Primary School.
Martina has already won four national beauty pageants so far and is expected to take part in her next beauty pageant event in South Africa in 2020, with the Miss Beauty Pageant Namibia.
She aims on excelling in her academic activities while taking her modelling career further.