WINDHOEK: The First National Bank Namibia Foundation has donated N.dollars 50 000 to the Namibia Red Cross Society for radio and television campaigns to celebrate the organisation’s 20th anniversary this year.
Chairperson of the FNB Foundation, Jane Katjavivi said that in this way, the bank honours the society’s work over the past 20 years in supporting individuals and communities in need.
“We are pleased to stand beside them and offer support to their campaigns,” Katjavivi said.
She commended the Namibia Red Cross Society (NRCS) for their strong focus on health and welfare, and looking after communities with regard to hygiene, water and sanitation, first aid, community tuberculosis (TB) care, malaria and HIV/AIDS.
Katjavivi said these areas need significant intervention and assistance, thus FNB is committed to supporting projects that encourage and assist education and training, community development, sport, culture and health.
She said as the government envisages a healthy, well-educated and employed nation, the bank believes it is their duty to work towards these goals as well.
Speaking at the same occasion, NRCS Chairperson Dorkas Kapembe-Haiduwa welcomed the donation, saying with this support, the society will be able to reach more communities with their message and raise awareness about what the society does, and recruit more community members to join the humanitarian mission.
“We, therefore, want to register our profound gratitude and appreciation to the FNB Foundation for your kind donation,” Kapembe-Haiduwa said.
She further applauded local music group “Cyberspace” for producing a song and digital video disc (DVD) to spread the humanitarian message across the country.
Kapembe-Haiduwa said Cyberspace are great ambassadors for the NRCS youth programme, and with this song will encourage more Namibian youth to help vulnerable people in their communities becoming NRCS members and volunteers.
Cyberspace is a Namibian Hip-Hop and R&B duo, consisting of two Namibian artists – Young Cash and Sally.
The local Red Cross Chairperson said the DVD will be on sale for N.dollars 100 within the next weeks at the NRCS offices in Katutura.
The Namibia Red Cross Society is a national humanitarian organisation, established by an Act of Parliament, Act 16 of 1991 following Namibia’s independence.