A fire broke out early Wednesday morning at the senior girls' hostel at Ella Du Plessis Secondary School in Windhoek. An entire hostel block burned down, leaving the hostel matron desolate. The cause of the fire remains unknown and is currently under investigation.
The Capricorn Foundation was the first responder to alleviate the fire's immediate aftermath. The Foundation donated 100 mattresses for the girls and a bed for the matron, valued at N$45,000.00.
"I thank the Capricorn Foundation for calling me and showing sympathy to us. We are grateful that they care and provide hope in this difficult time. We urge other Namibians to do the same," said Mr. Jakavaza Kavari, school principal of Ella Du Plessis Secondary School.
At the handover, Veripura Muukua, Capricorn Foundation Coordinator, said, "As Connectors of Positive Change, we have a solid track record of being a responsible corporate citizen, making a positive difference in the communities we serve. We are grateful that we can contribute to this effort to create meaningful change and make a deep and lasting impact. The Capricorn Foundation urges other organisations to collaborate and support where possible."
In 2020, the Group established the Capricorn Foundation, a registered Welfare Organisation (WO.499), to coordinate the Group's corporate social responsibility programmes with the focus areas of Economic Advancement, Education, Health, and Vulnerability Programmes. The Capricorn Foundation is funded by the Group's Namibian subsidiaries, Bank Windhoek, Capricorn Asset Management and Entrepo.