The FNB Namibia Holdings Foundation Trust has supported DEGNOS (Service and Witness North East Centre) Primary School with an amount of N$ 272 256 towards the upliftment and education of the SAN people in the poorest and most vulnerable Northern and Eastern part of Namibia (Zambezi, Oshikoto and Tsumkwe regions).
Revonia Kahivere, FNB Corporate Social Investment Manager: “Community development and educational initiatives receive the biggest slice of our CSI cake every year and we are proud to be able to assist DEGNOS in making a difference amongst our SAN community. Being a great Namibian business, creating a better world means helping those that are in dire need ensuring that we work towards a happy, healthy, well-educated and nourished nation.”
“DEGNOS works towards uplifting the lives of the San people and helps them become spiritually, socially and economically sustainable through education”, says DEGNOS Primary Schools CEO, Hendrik Johannes van Zyl. “DEGNOS’s vision is in line with the FNB Namibia Foundation’s vision of meeting the needs of disadvantaged children. Since 1961 the Dutch Reformed Church in Namibia has had the calling to help the most disadvantaged group in Namibia – the San people. In its community upliftment programme DEGNOS focuses primarily on the San community who live in severe poverty. Their social problems are manifold and we thank FNB Namibia wholeheartedly for helping us move closer to our dreams.”