New Era (Windhoek)

27 November 2012

Namibia: Footballers Can Be Charitable

The Namibia Football Players Union (NAFPU) in conjunction with the Nile Education Trust (NET) last Friday joined with the rest of the world in the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and poverty, when they donated about 300 packages of meat to the Friendly Haven Shelter for Abused Women in Windhoek.

Speaking at a brief press conference, NAFPU president, Lolo Goraseb, said their contribution forms part of the world-wide 16-days campaign against GBV, saying their donation is also aimed at demonstrating to the general public that violence can be eradicated through sports and that everyone can play a part in creating a world free of violence against women, children and other vulnerable people.

Goraseb added that the union strives for a better society for all women and children, adding that through such initiatives, Namibia will succeed in becoming a non-violent country.

The Treasurer of Friendly Haven Shelter for Abused Women, Ndamona Vahekeni, thanked the union for the donation, saying the meat donation had arrived at a time when the women were wondering where their next meal would come from. She said they host about 15 vulnerable women, some with kids, and expressed the hope that their relationship with NAFPU will not end after the donation - insisting the two organizations should strengthen their cooperation.

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