Atlantic supports Hijaukambe Combined School

The Atlantic Food Services (AFS), through its Corporate Social Investment initiatives, strives to uplift the communities around it and ploughing a significant portion of its profits back into the area the company is based.

One of the company's directors, Eunice Iipinge said this at Hijaukambe Combined School (CS) at Ruacana Constituency in the Omusati Region where the company donated 250 mattresses and various kitchen utensils to the value of N.dollars 110 000 on Monday.

Established in 2005, the AFS is a Namibian-owned and locally-run company that delivers quality contract catering solutions to commercial and state-owned institutions across Namibia, Iipinge narrated.

He explained that the management of the company managed catering for a range of institutions, including hospitals, clinics, mines, schools, guest houses, military bases and Police stations.

AFS Community Trust, Iipinge said, funds the company's corporate social investment initiatives and the trust has thus far donated more than N.dollars 2.6 million into Namibian communities.

She went on to say the project may take the form of sponsorship and donations aimed at bettering students' learning environment and improving access to educational opportunities, as well as to respond to the needs of individuals and communities.

We can help, where we can, to make the world a better place, she cited, adding that the AFS supports Hijaukambe CS after the school community approached it for assistance last year.

Established in 1995, the school caters for children from the previously disadvantaged communities in and around Omuhama village.

According to the school's headmaster, Christof Ngavetene, it is fed with children from Otjetjekua and Otjondeka primary schools.

It has 18 teachers and a population of 467 learners from Grade 0-9, of which 340 are from far and are accommodated in the school hostel.

Source: Namibia Press Agency