The Otjiwarongo community radio station, Equity FM, held its first ever Winter Drive Campaign to spoil up to 50 local children with different activities as well as donating funds, clothes and groceries to them on Friday.
The campaign was also supported by the Otjiwarongo community that voluntarily has been feeding and clothing the less fortunate during this winter season. Items that were donated included warm clothing, shoes, blankets, canned food and different snacks. Station Manager, Lischen Khachas, says they created this initiative in support of vulnerable children to feed them and help them were they can. She hopes the campaign to take place on an annual basis.
Khachas says the Equity FM received voucher worth of N$800 from Shoprite, Otjiwarongo, which was used to buy food items for the soup kitchen for the day. A local business, Podjo’s in Otjiwarongo, through Ali Titus donated 20 blankets and canned food. Another local businessman and owner of club 435 in Otjiwarongo donated N$400. “Equity FM would like to thank all the donors, private and public for looking towards this cause and realizing that “no one gets poor by giving” as this was the theme for the Equity FM Winter Drive,” appreciates Khachas.
Equity Fm also organised some play time with the children and also some motivational activities where they shared their dreams and ambitions. Local artist and winner of the Newcomer awards at the Namibia Annual Music Awards (NAMAS), Kalux, did his part by lending a helping hand, playing with the kids and motivating them.