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Shoulder to shoulder for Side by Side special needs children

Shoulder to shoulder for Side by Side special needs children

Children with special needs at the Side by Side Early Intervention Centre in Goreangab received a substantial contribution from Agra’s staff last week, following the success of one of the Late Night shopping events at Auas Valley shopping mall.

The proceeds from selling tickets for a wine tasting during the Late Night evening were amplified by a contribution from the Agra Staff Initiative Fund. The money goes for the support of children with autism, cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and arrested childhood development.

The Side by Side Early Intervention centre which is located in the Goreangab township in Katutura, provides daycare and early intervention services, consultations and a variety of other social service programmes to support children with special needs.

Staff at the centre also give guidance to parents and caregivers, address developmental and health issues and contribute to improve all areas of the development of the children from infants to the age of 7.

Agra said its Staff Initiative Fund is sustained with donations from caring Agra employees who feel strongly about making a difference in local communities.

Henning Tiemann from Agra said “Agra is aligned to community support. Hence, we have identified an organization that fits into this profile to benefit from our charity. Children are the future, and the small contribution we made, will assist them to integrate into the community.”

Agra’s Chief Executive, Arnold Klein said “As we are rooted in our people, Agra will continue directing community oriented efforts to help develop and uplift the people of Namibia.”



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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.

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