On Thursday, 21 September 2023, the Chief Executive Officer of Erongo RED, Mr. Immanuel !Hanabeb, handed over a donation of food items to the tune of N$10 000 to Otjohorongo Primary School towards the community school hostel.
During the handover, Mr.!Hanabeb acknowledged that while this contribution may not fully address all the needs of the hostel, it will provide the children with sustenance for at least a month or two. Chief Manasse, representing the Zeraerua Traditional Authority, gratefully received the donation on behalf of the school. He explained that due to government regulations, the community hostel does not qualify for a subsidy and therefore lacks government funding. Chief Manasse expressed his gratitude to Erongo RED for their generous donation and appealed for continued support towards the community hostel.
The Otjohorongo Community Hostel currently provides accommodation to over 60 learners, with the majority of them coming from nearby villages. Erongo RED considers education a key focus area for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Erongo RED is dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities it serves. Thus, since the establishment of the CSR Committee, Erongo RED has invested in various educational projects throughout the region.