Windhoek — Over 100 families in the Havana informal settlement in Windhoek on Monday received packets of fresh beef donated by the Nile Educational Trust.
The trust is a non-profit organisation rendering social and educational services to all communities irrespective of their race, religious convictions or cultural identity.
Moses Garoëb Constituency Councillor Martin David said this is the first time that the Nile Educational Trust has made a donation to vulnerable and unemployed people in his constituency.
"The Nile Educational Trust donates food to the needy every year, and my constituency is lucky to be nominated to receive donations this year," said David. An appreciative Selma Amagulu, one of the beneficiaries, reacted: "I am very happy for the beef I received. I know it is not a lot but it helps."
She said her family mainly survives on fish, but the beef would last them at least two to three days, since it is not a large family. Tarah Shaanika, the chief executive officer of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) said there is a need for both the private and public sectors to ensure there is commitment to find opportunities to create jobs.
Shaanika serves as a trustee of the board of the Nile Educational Trust and distributed the beef with the organisation's secretary general, Gurtug Yalvac.
Yalvac promised that the trust would continue to invest in education and also assist the needy in Namibia.