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Fruit and cooldrinks for children with Down Syndrome on their special day

Fruit and cooldrinks for children with Down Syndrome on their special day

Since the chairman of the Down Syndrome Association of Namibia, Dr Eline van der Linden asked corporates a week ago to support the upcoming Down Syndrome Day celebrations, two major companies announced this week that they have come on board to make the day memorable for all Namibia’s Heaven Children.

Earlier in the week, Pick n Pay Namibia and Namibia Breweries Ltd, both in the O&L stable, presented a substantial sponsorship in kind, to the Down Syndrome Association. The goods are for Down Syndrome Day which will be celebrated this Saturday, 21 October at Eros Primary School in Windhoek.

Through its agro-production partner Natural Value Foods at Otavifontein, mega-retailer Pick n Pay donated fruit, as well as brötchens for the event while the Breweries donated soft drinks and water.

Down Syndrome Association Director, Eduardo Nghinamwaami, said the event will comprise a picnic and fun-filled activities for the day, for the entire family.

Pick n Pay Marketing Manager, Victoria Moller added “We are proud to be associated with an event that spreads the message of hope and love for everyone, irrespective of background or challenges in life. The Down Syndrome Association of Namibia plays such a critical role in emphasizing the value of each and every Namibian. We thus gladly and whole-heartedly support this very special day and hope that our humble donation will add value to the experience of those that participate.”

Pictured from the left, Kennedy Murema (Natural Value Foods); Amon Shiimi (Down Syndrome Association Representative); Eduardo Nghinamwaami (Down Syndrome Association Director); Victoria Moller (Pick n Pay Marketing Manager), and in front, Namasiku van der Linden.



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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.