Buy your fruit of hope now

07 July 2019 | Social Issues

The Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple project is in full swing, with apple sales that began earlier this week. The good news is that the price per apple remains at N$5 and you have until 31 July to place your order.

Now in its 19th year and themed 'More than an apple. It's a fruit of hope', the project is one the country's most successful fundraising initiatives.

Last year, 760 000 apples where sold through the project, generating N$3 million for the Cancer Association of Namibia (CAN), which they use to continue fighting cancer in Namibia.

Thanks to these funds, CAN screened 3 778 women for cervical cancer, referred 1 083 females and 31 confirmed cervical cancer cases were treated in all 14 regions between 1 March 2018 and 28 February 2019. In the same period, more than 4 500 clinical breast examinations were conducted and 788 men were screened for prostate cancer, of which 54 were referred and 17 prostate cancer diagnoses confirmed.



Challenge accepted

Further good news is that the Bank Windhoek Cancer Apple Project will donate cash prizes of N$60 000 to pre-primary, primary, secondary and combined schools that order the most apples per learner. In addition, Maerua SuperSpar will sponsors stationery vouchers to the value of N$5 000 each to the four schools who achieved first place in their category.

To level the playing field, the average between the number of apples ordered and the number of learners at a school will be calculated by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In 2018 more than 600 Namibian schools participated.

Another component of the project is the Staff Entrepreneurial Challenge, which tasks each branch and department to come up with reasonable ways of raising capital from a specific amount received from the bank's Social Investment Fund. This challenge runs until 30 September 2019, with funds generated from this challenge that are also destined for CAN.

Other partners involved in the project are Namibia Fresh Produce - Fruit and Veg City, Nampost ­Couriers and FP du Toit Transport, Safari Hotels, PwC, JayLo Productions, PayToday, Solitaire Press, NBC Radio Services, and Maerua SuperSpar.

Order your apple from any Bank Windhoek branch or department or through participating schools.

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