Old Mutual employees donate to communities

Hertta-Maria Amutenja

Ten staff members of Old Mutual, known as Community Builders, have each donated N$10 000 to a social cause or community development project of their choice.

The donations were part of the Old Mutual Foundation initiative that is aimed at empowering its employees to engage in corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities within their communities.

The Old Mutual Staff Community Builder initiative provides employees with the opportunity to volunteer their time, and skills, and to donate.

“For 2023, ten dedicated Old Mutual staff members (Mutualites) are demonstrating their philanthropic spirit by individually supporting ten different initiatives, each in line with the Old Mutual Foundation’s framework. These staff members have committed a total of N$100 000 to various organisations, to empower them to drive positive change in various areas, including Financial Well-Being, Community Development, Education, Skills Development, and Community Development,” said Mignon du Preez, Executive of Marketing, Public Affairs and Sustainability at Old Mutual.

Du Preez said among the employees are Elias Samende and Cavin Maswahu both Old Mutual Staff Builders, who pledged to support the Havana Charity Work Initiative and Zambezi Girl Child Foundation.

“This initiative has made a significant impact in the lives of children and mothers in the Havana location of Windhoek by assisting mothers in need and meals to 250 children every weekend.

Maswahu, through the Staff Builder, will donate N$10 000 to the Zambezi Girl Child Foundation, which aims to address the social challenges faced by girls in the Zambezi Region of Namibia, improving their quality of education and raising awareness on crucial topics such as teenage pregnancies, family planning, and sexual and reproductive health,” she said.

In addition, she had the foundation is also supporting Taimi Thomas, who advocates for the Circle of Hope Academy, providing specialised care and support to children with autism spectrum disorder, and Anna-Mari Willemse, who believes in the work of the Hope Village Orphanage, providing orphans with access to quality education for a brighter future.

The Old Mutual Foundation further supports Elina Shishanda in empowering the Reusable Sanitary Pad and Winter Coat Project, Charlette Nauises in her efforts towards the Khorixas Samaritans Network, Paulina Kauluma supporting the Ruach Elohim Foundation, Festus Ekandjo in his support of the Rob Youth Foundation, Herman Shiimi in his support towards the Anti-Stock Theft Initiative, and Jason Hutchins in his support of the Sustainable Environmental Education Programme.

The Old Mutual Foundation is Old Mutual Namibia’s corporate social investment vehicle funded by the one percent of after-tax profit allocation annually and it aims to deliver a wide range of social initiatives throughout Namibia.

Moreover, she said the foundation’s key objectives are to develop and maintain an effective social empowerment programme, create opportunities for skills development and promote sustainable development.

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