Taking hands to make a change

20 September 2019 | Society

Volunteers from the Capricorn Group spent time with more than 130 pensioners in Khomasdal at The Grace Project this week, serving meals and drinks, playing games, and handing out food packages and goody bags.
The food parcels that were donated by Capricorn Group, were packed in re-usable shopper bags, which eradicates their need to pay for plastic ones when they do shopping, contributing to the fight against plastic pollution.
The day was filled with laughter, discussions and gratitude. The social interactions that accompanied the meals, games and discussions were just as meaningful as the donations and benefited both the seniors as well as the Changemakers.
Capricorn Group Changemakers also shared financial tips with the pensioners, which created much talk and sparked numerous questions from the senior citizens ranging from ATM safety, to PIN security and the Bank Windhoek Senior Save account.
“It was a great experience and an honour to share some finance tips with our seniors. They made some relevant points which we have taken into consideration. What a humbling experience,” said Glory Indongo, Capricorn Group’s Head of Financial Reporting.

Grace Project
The Grace Project is a non-profit, community-based initiative that reaches out to marginalised people in different communities throughout the Khomas and Hardap region, by contributing towards their basic livelihood as well as attending to their psychosocial needs. This includes providing necessities such as food, clothes, blankets and social welfare services.
Capricorn Group has partnered with Imago Dei, a third-party service provider, on this project to support and contribute to social welfare in Namibia.
“Getting the basics right is key in building our society, even simply making time to spend with those that need it the most. Capricorn Group Changemakers definitely created a lasting impact and will continuously look for opportunities to make a difference in our communities”, said Marlize Horn, Group Executive: Brand and Corporate Affairs of Capricorn Group.

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