FirstRand donates generously towards causes in Erongo

The Corporate Social Investment Manager of FNB’s umbrella body FirstRand, Revonia Kahivere visited academic institutions from Usakos to Swakopmund for an official handover of over N$300 000.
Anistemi College and Training Centre in Usakos were proud beneficiaries of N$100 000, donated by FirstRand Namibia.
In her speech at the handover ceremony, Kahivere said, “Vocational Training creates jobs, and as a business we want to work together with our Government to bring down the unemployment rate in Namibia.”
Kahivere and her team also visited Mondesa Youth Opportunities (MYO) in Swakopmund’s Mondesa area where she engaged the learners at the school reminding them to grab the opportunities that life presents to them.
Speaking at the ceremony, Kahivere ad-dressed the teachers and learners, “if we are to seize those opportunities, if we are to make Namibia a great engine room of this techno-logical revolution in the twenty-first century, we need to make the most of all our young talents. Through education, we can become a country where every-one, from every back-ground gains the skills they need to get a job and live a happy and fulfilled life.
To achieve that, the FirstRand Namibia Foundation is commit-ted to assist the Gov-ernment of Namibia establish an education system at all levels which serves the needs of every child.”
Abraham Mathues, FNB’s Mondesa Branch Manager in Swakopmund handed over a cheques of N$250 000, to the school’s manager Neels Strijdom who expressed heartfelt thanks and appreciation towards the donation as well as the relationship between MYO and FirstRand Namibia.
With over a hundred learners, MYO caters for children from disadvantaged back-grounds who show promise. MYO boasts a high pass rate for learners at Grade 10 and 12 who have been through the system.
“I want to thank Mondesa Youth Opportunities Trust for working towards giving children the skills they need to succeed and giving them an education, which is more flexible and more diverse”, Kahivere said, before a tour of the school.

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