On Friday 04 December 2020, Capricorn Group stayed true to its brand promise of being connectors of positive change, with their Christmas Drive Initiative, to help different vulnerable communities in various regions within Namibia to have a memorable Christmas this year.
Capricon Group employees donned their Changemaker mantle to bless those in need. They embarked on a countrywide Capricorn Group initiative called The BIG 5 Christmas Drive with a focus on five different projects throughout the country, giving gifts to some of the country's most vulnerable communities through established programmes. Before the event, Capricorn Group employees purchased and donated gifts suitable for a project in their vicinity and making the recipients festive season one of joy and gratification. The various supported projects identified by Imago Dei, cater to young and old and included:
Project 1: Kuisebmond Old Age Home: Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay
This Home provides a residence for 33 senior citizens in Walvis Bay. The nursing home enables elderly people to live in a homely environment while taking care of themselves.
Project 2: New Harvest Time for Christ Mission Church and Soup Kitchen: Klein Aub
The soup kitchen was started from within the church after seeing a serious need to address the issue of hunger amongst the orphans and vulnerable children. This project provides warm, nutritious meals to about 100 children between the ages of 2 to 16 in the Klein Aub community.
Project 3: Sofia's Soup Kitchen and Day Care: Otjomuise, 7de Laan, Windhoek
The soup kitchen supports 150 children between the ages of 2 and 18 years in the 7de Laan community by providing them with a daily nutritious meal.
Project 4: Acacia Children's Trust Soweto, Windhoek
This project supports 150 orphans and vulnerable children in Katutura between the ages of 6 and 18 years by providing them with a meal every day and a safe place to do their homework after school.
Project 5: Emmanuel Congregation Sunday School Ministry Safari community, Rundu
Every Sunday afternoon, about 120 children between the ages of 5 to 14 join this children's club. Concerning the ministry of the church, the programme managers ensure exposure to the Gospel and engagement with the children to build a strong identity within them.
On the day of the gifting process, more Changemakers showed up to volunteer their time to distribute the Christmas spirit. Simultaneous coordination of the actual gifting process towards the various projects took place on Friday at exactly 14:00. The Changemakers within Erongo, Khomas, Hardap and Kavango-East Region delivered the gifts to the people involved within the various projects, ensuring a collective impact of spreading joy and happiness at once among to the least privilege.
“Capricorn Group remains committed to being Connectors of Positive Change, and we are grateful for our openhearted employees who, in their role as Changemakers, are always willing to give and spread happiness", said Marlize Horn, Capricorn Group's Executive Officer: Brand & Corporate Affairs.