The first lady of Namibia yesterday handed over 1050 hand-made Christmas gift cards and gift packs which included toiletries to inmates in the Windhoek Correctional Facility.
They received these gifts as part of the ‘Our thoughts are with you during Christmas’ campaign, an initiative by Radio Kosmos 94.1 Managing Director Kolie van Coller in collaboration with Shoprite Namibia, Gymnasium and Windhoek Afrikaans Private School.
They were able to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of prisoners with the small gesture.
Geingos took the opportunity to encouraged prisoners to push forward regardless of the poor choices they made that landed them in their current position.
She also pleaded with them to write to her office if they need any assistance with their children on the outside, saying “what we haven’t done for you, we want to do for your children”.
The gesture was well received by the inmates. They showcased their gratitude with laughter and songs of praise performed by three in-house choirs during the ceremony.