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Capricorn executives and senior managers volunteer at local ECD centre

In a heartfelt demonstration of commitment to social responsibility, Executives and Senior
Managers from Capricorn Group, Bank Windhoek, Capricorn Asset Management, and Capricorn
Private Wealth traded in their business attire for jeans and t-shirts, and armed with
paintbrushes, gardening tools, and smiles, they embarked on a mission to uplift Family of Hope
Service in Havana, Katutura.

On Friday afternoon 5 April, the group, led by new Group CEO David Nuyoma , commenced with
the Executives rolling up their sleeves and getting involved in hands-on work as they tended to
the ECD centre’s vegetable garden. The afternoon’s activities further included painting the
playground, as well as a newly installed fence, and a classroom wall and serving meals to the
children. Beyond their physical contributions, the Executives devoted time interacting with the
children at the Centre, exchanging stories and sparking laughter that echoed within the Centre’s
In their role as Changemakers, the managers proved that with a small amount of effort, we can
certainly create a ripple effect in our communities and ignite positive change in the lives of our
future leaders.

“As Capricorn Group, we are continuously looking for opportunities to be Connectors of Positive
Change in our communities and to provide a platform for our employees to make a difference in
the lives of others. Today, as Executives, we took it upon ourselves to make a difference. This is
more than just gardening and painting walls; it is about investing in the future of the Namibian
child and demonstrating our unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in the
world around us,” said Capricorn Group CEO, David Nuyoma.

Nuyoma encouraged corporates to do the same and actively be involved in ploughing back into
their communities.

The Family of Hope Services operates as a pre-primary school, kindergarten, and afternoon care
centre for 145 school-going children aged 3-17, providing daily meals. They also support 255 children who visit on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for lunch as part of the community feeding program. Their programs aim to bring socio-economic stability to the Havana community’s children, youth, and families. Activities include remedial school, afterschool programs, food and nutrition with a garden, and psychosocial support. Registered as a welfare organisation (WO295) since 2003, they reach approximately 400 children daily. The Centre empowers marginalised and abused children, breaking the cycle of poverty and fostering resilience, hope, joy, and dignity within the community’s youth. In July last year, the Centre received funds from the Capricorn Foundation as part of Imago Dei’s beneficiaries list,
benefiting a portion of N$750 000.

The centre was grateful for the visit and support from Capricorn executives, and the children
concluded the session with cultural dances that had everyone smiling as the activities ended.

-Press Release