NWR donates to marginalised communities

Windhoek, 25 April 2018 – Last week Friday, Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) through
its Corporate Social Investment initiative took a step further in complimenting the
efforts of the Namibian Government in assisting some marginalised communities. NWR
Managing Director, Mrs Zelna Hengari, with the assistance of some of her close
friends, contributed to the Hai-//om San, Ovatue and Ovatjimba communities 60 bags
of clothing in addition to some linen and towels from NWR. The total value of the
donation is N$ 300 000.

During the handover ceremony that took place at the Gross Barmen Resort, Mrs Hengari
said that “it is my hope, Honourable Chiefs, that the most deserving people in your
communities will benefit from this gesture. I am fully aware that there is more we
can do as corporates to assist the less privileged members of our society. As NWR,
we shall continue to look at ways on how we can make meaningful contributions to our
less privileged countrymen and women”. It was during the same occasion that, the
Deputy Director for Marginalised Community Development in the Office of the Vice
President, Mr Gerson Kamatuka, also received 20 bags of clothing, some linen and
towels for other marginalised communities within the Omaheke region.

Mrs Fransiska Nghitila, NWR Environmental and Compliance Specialist who was at the
forefront in realising the event added that, “the current donation we are making
should be seen as part of our other efforts in uplifting our marginalised
communities. For instance, earlier this year, ten youth from Hai-//om San and
Ovatjimba communities were sent for a one-year training course at a Hospitality
training College in South Africa. While at the same time, NWR has given employment
opportunities to at least 46 people with Hai-//om San background”. In conclusion,
Mrs Nghitila said that “its efforts like these that catalyse the integration of
marginalised communities in the mainstream economy and we are pleased to be part of
such efforts”.