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Breweries brings joy to Oonte OVC

Ikolelela Ekandjo of Namibia Breweries handing the cheque for N$10,000 to Ms. Petrine Shiimi of the Oonte OVC Organization in Ondangwa, surrounded by the elated children who will benefit from this fundraising initiative. Oonte OVC in Ondangwa joined millions of children in southern Africa on the Day of the African Child to commemorate the uprising in Soweto, Johannesburg on 16 June 1976. They also used the Day to launch their own fundraising.

Ikolelela Ekandjo of Namibia Breweries handing the cheque for N$10,000 to Ms. Petrine Shiimi of the Oonte OVC Organization in Ondangwa, surrounded by the elated children who will benefit from this fundraising initiative. Oonte OVC in Ondangwa joined millions of children in southern Africa on the Day of the African Child to commemorate the uprising in Soweto, Johannesburg on 16 June 1976. They also used the Day to launch their own fundraising.

Namibia Breweries decided to assist local youth groups this year with fundraising, using the internationally celebrated Day of the African Child as platform to give a local training institute a boost.
Last weekend, Ikolelela Ekandjo of the Breweries travelled to Ondangwa to tell the surprised children at Oonte OVC, that they will be receiving N$10,000 from the beer company. To make the celebrations even more delightful, the Breweries also donated twenty cases of Fruitree to Oonte’s children.
Receiving the sponsorship was Ms. Petrine Shiimi who confirmed that Oonte has prevented more than 5,000 orphaned and vulnerable children over the last six years from becoming street children.
Speaking at the handover event, Ekandjo said that the Breweries had supported Oonte in the past and was impressed by the comprehensive life improvement approach the organisation follows.
He said: “Over the years we have seen Oonte make a significant contribution to improving the lives of children – be it helping a child heading a household to finish school, or by equipping him or her with skills to feed the family. The work they do at Oonte truly complements our purpose of Creating a Future, Enhancing Life, and we are therefore very pleased to once again support them in their good work.”

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