Black Africa donates school uniforms to TEC

WINDHOEK: After ending Friday on a good note with a 3-0 win over Tigers Football Club (FC), Black Africa FC turned their attention from the field to help the less fortunate at the Tanidare Empowerment Centre (TEC).

The MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL) champions on Saturday afternoon visited the centre in Soweto, Katutura where they handed over a donation of school uniforms, school shoes, jerseys and tracksuits.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN)’s Tanidare centre helps the less fortunate, looking after some 80 children. The donation was handed over to the centre as part of the football club’s social responsibility.

Black Africa chairperson Boni Paulinho said the club decided to give back to the community as part of the four social responsibility initiatives it has embarked upon.

“We have selected Tanidare Empowerment Centre as well as Jan Möhr Secondary School where we help train their netball and football team. We also donate sports equipment to the school,” he said.

The football club in addition donates food and clothing to two old age homes, one at Groot Aub – located approximately 60 kilometres south of Windhoek – and the Katutura Old Age Home.

Paulinho emphasised that the reason they decided to choose TEC is because most of the Black Africa supporters and players are from the Soweto residential area and giving back to the community there is “the best thing the club can do”.

Dorreth Tsei-tseimou, a caretaker at the TEC, said Black Africa FC ‘adopted’ the Warrior of Christ kids club at the centre in 2010. This was the third time the Lively Lions showed they care about the voiceless by donating to the children in their efforts to help eradicate poverty.

“It is a good example to make a difference where it is necessary, to bless when you have been blessed, and to give when you have been given,” Tsei-tseimou stated.