Donation Lifts Gloom at Squatter Camp School

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By Surihe Gaomas

WINDHOEK

It is all too often that one hears about a disadvantaged child going to bed without a hot meal. In most cases, the child has to struggle or beg for something to eat.

But the situation will no longer be so gloomy for the schoolchildren of Dr Frans Aupa Indongo Primary School situated in the heart of Babylon squatter camp in Katutura, to whom PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently donated a gas stove and various types of food.

The donation by the auditing firm is part of its social responsibility and is in line with its ongoing monthly Kiddies Project.

“We are committed to helping the less fortunate and accomplish this with the assistance of the team,” said Marketing, Communications and Business Development Manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Levana Cloete in a recent press statement.

The Kiddies Project Committee, consisting of seven ladies (support staff) of PwC launched the Kiddies Project in October 2004.

“We are all aware of the ever increasing physical needs of the less privileged people around us – especially those living in the informal housing areas in Katutura. This project involves making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable children, street kids and orphans by providing them with basic foodstuffs on a monthly basis,” said Cloete.

The project aims to assist less privileged and vulnerable children and orphans with food and blankets.

Last week, children from Dr Frans Aupa Indongo School became the latest beneficiaries of this Kiddies Project under PwC.

Through the donation, PwC wants to give all Namibian children hope for a better and brighter future for them to become the future leaders of tomorrow.

Under the motto: “We can do no great things – only small things with great love,” the Kiddies Project has made valuable and much-needed contribution to disadvantaged children in the capital.

“Our mission is to not only provide the kiddies with food, but also to provide warmth during the winter months by donating a winter blanket to every child.

The love and appreciation we receive from the schoolchildren and the principal at the school make this initiative worthwhile,” said Cloete further.

This is the second time that winter blankets have been donated to the same school this year.

Both the school management staff and children expressed gratitude over the latest donation.

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