Christmas joy for Havanna youngsters
A large group of vulnerable children from Moses Garoëb Project School in Havanna, Katutura, last week Thursday converged on the premises of Namibia Breweries Ltd in Windhoek’s Northern Industrial Area where they enjoyed an afternoon Christmas party hosted by the brewer’s parent, the Ohlthaver & List Group.
More than 200 children attended the joyful celebration. Moses Garoëb Project School is situated in Havanna, Many of the school’s 1300 learners are orphans and vulnerable children.
The party was hosted by the O&L subsidiaries, Pick n Pay Namibia; Namibia Breweries Limited; Namibia Dairies; Broll Namibia; Dimension Data; O&L Energy; O&L Leisure; Hangana Seafood; Kraatz Marine; Kraatz Steel; Eros Air and Brandtribe.
This year’s party offered a fun park with jumping castles, a Slip-a-Slide, and a water tumbler. The physical entertainment went with hotdogs, candy floss, ice cream, a giant cake and other goodies. Group Corporate Social Investment Coordinator, Venessa Mwiya said “This is one of my most fun-filled events each year. It is very close to my heart, and it excites me to see the joy and happiness amongst the children. The OVC Christmas party is annually planned and organized with the greatest passion by O&L employees and the Management team.”
The party children nearly exploded with excitement when Santa Claus appeared and blessed each of them with a gift pack. Head of Department at the Moses Garoëb Project School, Florah Kakujaha remarked “Most of these children have not even seen a Santa Claus before today. I do not have words to describe how joyful and grateful I am for this platform provided to them, which I have no doubt makes them all feel very special. This will be a day they will never forget. I hope this encourages other people and organizations to follow suit, and strive to make a difference in the lives of others.” Santa Claus was none other than Namibia Dairies young Managing Director, Gunther Ling.
Ian’s Shuttle Services delivered the children safely while IFS Catering and Square Café made sure they went home replete.