Huge donation for Dordabis orphanage

Iréne-Mari van der Walt
The dusty town of Dordabis was recently in awe thanks to a generous donation of roughly four tons of hygiene and sanitary products, along with non-perishable foods.
The donation combined the strengths of various institutions: SBS Trucking which transported the goods from Wutow Trading in Windhoek to Dordabis, and that was facilitated by ChariTree and the Rob Youth Foundation.
Roswitha Arie, the founder of the Hope Orphanage at Dordabis, says the donation will last them the next two years.
“Dordabis has about 1 800 inhabitants, mostly women and children. These kids come from disadvantaged circumstances, so we keep them here and we feed them, bathe them, do their laundry and help with homework,” she said.
Arie’s mother is a retired school teacher who assists the group with their homework and education where possible. “I would also like to extend appreciation to my mom who assists us with these school-going kids,” she said.
The Rob Youth Foundation taught the young girls of the home about proper hygiene and the use of sanitary products.
“The Rob Youth Foundation was established in 2019 with the aim to address societal problems and to eliminate youth unemployment. At the same time we are an NGO that tackles societal norms that we want to break,” says Tracy of the Rob Youth Foundation.
She stressed the importance of proper hygiene to the group. “We would like to urge all of you to take care of yourselves and keep a clean environment. We are still living in a pandemic, so I plead with all of you, especially the young girls, to keep a clean environment and exercise proper hygiene.”