Various people with disabilities, orphans and vulnerable children from Hope Home Based Care Center who received medical, hygiene and other consumables from the Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Community Trust on Friday, 26th January 2018 praised President Hage Geingob’s Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP).
The residents thanked the President for introducing the HPP in the country stating that it has sown seeds of unity in their community. The center has a total of 167 dependents who are bedridden due to various reasons and was founded in 2015 by Eglien Uises, after her mother fell gravely ill and ended up in a wheelchair.
“I had to resign from my job as a Bears Furniture Store Regional Manager to take care of my mother. Seeing how difficult it was for me and my mother got me to thinking of those in our communities who are facing the same problems but do not have anyone to lean on. That is when I decided to open this center for hope” said Uises.
“We would like to thank President Geingob, for introducing Harambee and a culture of inclusivity that does not allow for anyone to be left out regardless of their status. Dundee is a very good example of this plan in action. If there was a word bigger than thank you, we would say it to express our gratitude” said Allet Olivier Tsumeb community member.
Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Community Trust Administrator, Christof Kisting expressed the Company’s delight at being associated with Hope Home Based Care Center. “The Dundee Trust’s focus for support is directed at the underprivileged and most vulnerable members of the community. Our aim is to uplift the community socially and economically through supporting initiatives that form part of the country’s development priority areas” he said.
Also speaking at the event was co-sponsor and Tulipamwe business owner, Nico Kaiyamo who commended Uises for her commitment to the community. “As the President said; no one will be left behind it doesn’t matter if you are disabled, blind, rich, poor, short or tall especially now in this Harambee era” he said.
“We all know that, finances are not easy to come by however those of us who are in a position to help should heed President Hage Geingob’s words and help those less fortunate. What the Hope Home Based Care Centre is doing is commendable and I can only encourage them to carry on because we need hope” said Pastor Niklaas Gariseb.
Alletta Gawanas a Tsumeb community member urged fellow Namibians who have disabled family members to not lose hope. “I would like to tell other families who have disabled children, parents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts to remain steadfast. Do not give up, being a mother to a disabled little girl was not easy I never forget that her life is precious too. Thank you Hage and Dundee for making it possible for me to provide for my little angel” she said teary eyed.
About Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb:
Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb is located just outside the town of Tsumeb, in the Oshikoto region. The Smelter is the closest town to Etosha National park and is linked by rail to the Atlantic port of Walvis Bay, blister copper and sulphuric acid are products of the smelter.