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Omake raises N$20,000 for Safe Haven for vulnerable individuals

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Otjiwarongo-based charity organisation Omake raised N$20,000 at a fundraising dinner in pledges towards the establishment of a safe place for vulnerable children and people with disabilities.

The construction of the centre is estimated to cost more than N$3 million.

The Omake Charity Organisation was founded in 2018 with the vision to establish a stay-in welfare and disability centre that will cater for more than 100 people and a soup kitchen to feed vulnerable children.

Gobabis teacher shapes lives of vulnerable children

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Great teachers care about their learners, inside of the classroom and out.

This is true for a teacher at Gobabis who has been running a holiday club for the past four years, where she has taken responsibility to feed street children and those from vulnerable backgrounds.

Maria Musita spent Christmas Day playing traditional games on the street with some children in the town's informal settlement.

Maria Musita's passion for children is visible. From the onset, her face lights up when she speaks about children.

There are still vulnerable children who do not have support - Premier

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Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila is concerned that despite the government's welfare programme, there are still vulnerable children who do not have support.

Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said this during a fundraising dinner for orphans and vulnerable children at Divundu in the Mukwe Constituency. 

The premier pointed out that government has in the past financial year provided grants to close to 200,000 senior citizens.

50,000 people with disabilities and over 8,000 have been assisted through a "conditional basic income grant to the tune of N$5 million.