Food assistance for differently abled persons

Helping hand

18 May 2020 | Business

Johanna Shatika; Branch manager; “The total spend in the Erongo region amounts to N$156 848.93…”

Walvis Bay • [email protected]


Old Mutual Namibia donated food valued of N$20 000 to the Walvis Bay Child and Family Centre for distribution amongst an estimated 170 vulnerable people affiliated to the centre.

The centre was established in 1995 and caters for 165 children, youth and adults with physical, intellectual and or psychological disabilities.

Centre manager Gail Taukuheke said that 80% of the children at the centre stem from single-mother households in Walvis Bay.

“All too often these mothers are overwhelmed by caring for a child or children with special needs. These mothers also deal with other social evils like substance abuse and domestic violence. They are mainly from economically and socially deprived backgrounds.”

She said that with Covid-19, centre management recognised the beneficiaries are more vulnerable than others.

“The children are not able to come to the centre due to the lockdown. Our biggest concern is nourishment, which they would have received at the centre on a daily basis.”

Taukuheke said that the donation will enable the centre to cook a balanced meal four days a week and supply each beneficiary with a plate of food every second day.

Old Mutual’s Walvis Bay branch manager Johanna Shatika said that the donation is part of the company’s country-wide food supply relief effort.

“Old Mutual committed N$5 million to efforts to help curb the Covid-19 pandemic in our country. We identified specific areas in terms of the how N$5 million would be allocated. N$1 million was set aside for the provision of food to poor and vulnerable communities based on the latest population figures."

She said that the Khomas region was the first to receive food supplies worth N$208 000 – the biggest share of the donated funds, while the //Kharas region received N$136 848.93 in support of 325 individuals.

“The total spent in Erongo region to N$156 848.93 which supports 451 individuals in Spitzkoppe and Omaruru.”

Erongo governor Neville Andre expressed his gratitude to Old Mutual, saying “I am sure that this donation will bring much needed support and relief to the beneficiaries. I am happy that you identified this centre for assistance.”

He appealed to residents of Erongo to keep washing their hands, practice social distancing and to wear their masks when in public spaces.

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