FNB Namibia Foundation Trust put its mouth where it can be located, this after the banking giant donated N$40 000 towards four projects at Okandjatu in the Otjozondjupa Region – a study skills workshop, a youth motivational project, sports project and academic awards.
Revonia Kahivere, corporate social investment manager of FNB Namibia, said the foundation noted the challenges that scholars from that neck of the woods and the school are faced with, such as teenage pregnancies, early school dropouts, low self-esteem and general lack of support structures.
“At FNB Namibia we believe a country needs an assertive, strong generation that is able to contribute towards changes in the face of emerging global challenges.
“To build a better, stronger Namibia we need to empower our young people and increase their ability to influence what is happening in their lives and communities, and if we give the youth this opportunity the future is going to look very different.”
Kahivere added that everyone needed to do much more to support young people, while encouraging youngsters to take the bull by the horns and dream big.
“We hope and trust our contribution will go a long way in solving some of the challenges you face. Rome was not built in a day and I encourage you to tackle your issues one at a time – starting with the most pressing ones on the first day.”
The FNB Foundation is committed to assisting in areas of poverty eradication, improved educational outcomes, increased personal skills and self-confidence for youth.
FNB’s vision of being a great local business wishing to create a better world is aligned to its partnership strategy, as well as the national Harambee initiative that speaks that no-one should feel left out.