TABLE 36 in Walvis Bay, which played a major role in the support of victims of the Twaloloka fire disaster and feeding destitute residents of the harbour town during the extended lockdown, has received a welcome cash injection from the Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia).
Shortly after the disaster, the Round Table jumped in and sourced 400 tents to provide shelter for the fire victims.
The N$200 000 donation from Namdia follows a N$50 000 contribution that the charity organisation received from the diamond retailer in July for its ‘Feed A Family’ project that kept many Twaloloka households going after the devastating fire in the settlement.
The donation to the Walvis Bay Round Table 36 is part of Namdia’s total N$2 million commitment to bring relief to households and communities who suffered under the lockdown.
The latest donation will also be channelled through the ‘Feed A Family’ project to reach those household most in need of staple and supplementary food.
Announcing its renewed support for the Round Table charity, Namdia in a statement said that so far it has supported the government’s National Disaster Fund with N$1 million, the SOE CEO Forum with N$200 000 and the City of Windhoek with N$150 000.
Namdia has also donated 500 bottles of sanitizer to the Robert Mugabe Street Clinic in Windhoek.
Since the start of the pandemic in Namibia, communities in Windhoek received 23 tonnes of food.
Namdia also assisted MTC with N$50 000 contribution in support of the telecoms company’s project to curb homelessness.
“The diamond industry plays an important role in the socio-economic development of our economy and Namdia continues to be committed to its contribution to the economy and the upliftment of the Namibian people. Namdia remains committed in advocating nation-building and will continue to prioritise its contribution to the country’s social economic growth through various philanthropic and charity initiatives,” the statement reads.