Our Stars of the Week are the colleagues from D&P Engineers and EFK trading who donated a wheelchair to a six-year-old girl who was recently run over by a car, which resulted in both her legs having to be amputated.
Rejoice Kandukira, a Grade 1 pupil sat on stairs with one of her older twin brothers outside a school, which is opposite their house, when a pick-up vehicle – allegedly driven by drunk driver – rammed into her. The bubbly and friendly Rejoice had just started schooling and wants to become a doctor.
Elton Katjaimo, Timo David and Samuel Kashokulu handed over the wheelchair to Rejoice at Paramount Private Hospital last week. They are among many good Samaritans who came to share the pain of Rejoice’s mother, Dominica, and who comforted her during this trying time. Many others gave donations to assist the family and child.
The wheelchair is worth N$6 000. Katjaimo, who recently learnt that he is a distant relative of the girl’s mother, said this would not be this first, nor the last, time they will be involved in Rejoice’s life. He said they are willing to assist her for as long as she lives