Zoo outing for kids

03 December 2018 | Events

Employees and management of the Capricorn Group recently took 22 vulnerable children from the Family of Hope Services, a small school in Havana, Katutura for an outing to the Haven Zoo in Kleine Kuppe and shared the spirit of the Festive Season by handing out specially selected Christmas presents.

The group from Capricorn realised that, in the run-up to the festive season, these children have nothing but a dream in their hearts of what Christmas is supposed to be. That is when they decided to step in.

The children were asked to express their desired gifts on a video recording and the leadership each selected a child/children whom they wanted to buy the chosen gift items for. The majority of the requests were not fanciful, but essential things that most children take for granted.

Activities at the Family of Hope Services school include a remedial school program for 22 children (age 7-14) who have never been in school, and a weekday feeding scheme for 260 children. The Family of Hope Services also acts as a community centre where afterschool activities are hosted for children from the community.

“It was a heart-warming experience seeing the overwhelming joy shared between the kids,” said Marlize Horn, of the group.

“Our giving was nothing compared to the immense satisfaction and fulfilment we received from them. This is how we support our brand promise of being Connectors of Positive Change, by planting seeds that will grow into sustainable change. I will most certainly give my time and energy again in support of something that is making a difference.”

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