SOS Children’s Village gets boost from Chinese Association
The SOS Children’s Village in Windhoek this week received a donation from the Association of Chinese Enterprises in Namibia (ACEN). The donation which include donated stationery and other goods like recreational trampolines and volleyball nets was worth N$20,000.
The donation was handed at an event on by Secretary General of the Association, Ren Panpan, in the presence of the SOS officials, children as well as other members of the Chinese community.
At the handover Panpan said as a members of the Namibian community their association is willing to take social responsibility, especially in helping the poor children and orphans as often they are the future leaders.
“Everyone of us should work for the future. Let us take care of all children, because they are the future,” he said
“Every child belongs to a family and grows with love and respect. SOS Village builds families for children in need and helps them shape their own futures,” he added.
Finance Manager, SOS Village Namibia, Eric Kaela said that they are humbled by the assistance from the association and said that they have opened up the doors for future cooperation.
“We will use the donations for their intended purpose and this donation is for the benefit of the children,” he said.
The visitors at the donation were entertained by performances from the SOS Nam-Stap group as well the drum majorettes.
The SOS Children’s Villages International comprises 118 national association. The SOS Children’s Villages began its work in Windhoek in 1985 to help vulnerable children and currently has three villages in Namibia, while ACEN is a non-profit social organization that was established in June 2015.
According to PanPan ACEN was initiated by Chinese-funded enterprises registered in Economic and commercial counsellor’s office of the Chinese Embassy and currently has more that 50 members in the country.
Caption: The Chinese Association members at the donation at the SOS Childrens Village, become one family with the children as well as the care givers.