Food parcels for the disadvantaged

Rudi Bowe

The Walvis Bay Urban Constituency Office recently donated 20 food parcels that consist of maize meal, macaroni, rice, sugar, two juices, coffee, oil, soya mince, frozen chicken and tomato sauce to De Duine Secondary School.

The Walvis Bay Urban Constituency Councillor Deriou Benson said at the handover of the food parcels that Seaside Primary School, Immanuel Ruiters Primary School, Kuisebmond Secondary School, Duinesig High School and Kuisebmond Primary School received 10 food parcels to each.
Benson said “My office would love to stretch our reach to the communities of the Urban and Rural Constituencies of Walvis Bay, as we do not want to exclude anyone and that we would definitely to do this more frequently.
Benson added that the funds for the food parcels were made available to serve as Covid-19 relief by the Erongo Regional Council.
“We approached the local schools to identify learners in dire need of food assistance with in the entire Urban and Rural Constituencies of Walvis Bay” Benson said.
The Principal at De Duine Secondary School Mr Anton van Wyk said that they identified 20 recipients ‘learners’ by consul-ting with the teachers, who know which learners are in real need.
“We are truly grateful for this donation and know that the learners will definitely appreciate this gesture” Principal Van Wyk said.
In the same week Orano Mining Namibia donated food items to the value of close to N$10 000 to the DRC Women’s Community Project that was established in 2010 under the wings of Katutura Projected and Grow Together Kindergarten in Swakopmund for their daily soup kitchen.
The DRC Grow Together Kindergarten caters for children between the ages of 3 to 5 and prepares them for school with the help of retired schoolteachers on the site in container classrooms.
Each child receive a warm daily meal on site, while the soup kitchen also caters for other children from the community.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login