Capricorn group supports vulnerable children

By Confidente Reporter

CAPRICORN Group’s continued endeavours towards creating positive change in our communities were witnessed last week, as employees in their role as change-makers, spent time with over 100 orphans, vulnerable children and youths at the Acacia Children’s Trust in Soweto, Katutura serving meals and drinks, facilitating motivation sessions through vision board activities and panel discussions with the youth.

The day was filled with dance, laughter, conversations and gratitude.

The centre received stationary as well as office chairs and other furniture, donated by the Capricorn Group operations department.

“Capricorn Group really motivated and encouraged the children today. We have orphans and school dropouts at the centre whom we are trying to motivate to dream again. We truly believe that hope was instilled today.” said Juliana Garises, founder of Acacia Children Trust.

Acacia Children’s Trust is a non-profit, community-based organisation that reaches out to orphans and vulnerable children in Katutura between the ages of six and 18.

This project also offers diverse skills development training for 60 unemployed youths, school dropouts and single mothers.

The various types of activities for different age groups include a daily feeding programme, after school homework and tutoring assistance, skills training programmes like office administration and computer skills, family empowerment programmes and gardening scheme for sustainable vegetables produce.

“We are glad to be a part of an initiative that encourages, empowers and enriches the Namibian youth. We believe in investing in our communities and will continuously look for opportunities to make a difference and live our brand promise of being connectors of positive change,” said Marlize Horn, Group Executive: Brand and Corporate Affairs of Capricorn Group.