Deep Yellow Limited with its wholly-owned subsidiary, Reptile Mineral Resources and Exploration (Pty) Ltd (RMR) is committed to supporting the local community and was pleased to formally complete some recent projects. In response to community needs RMR handed over medical equipment, scholarships and educational tools to Erongo-based organisations collectively valued at N$191,000.
The Company responded towards the pledge by the Namibian Government through the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Business Namibia COVID-19 Response Project, by donating ten locally manufactured oxygen generators.
The O²C Nam oxygen concentrators were designed and built by Better Earth Everyday, a Namibian company. The devices are made specifically for Namibian conditions to produce 10 litres per minute of 94% concentrated oxygen. Beneficiaries are Swakopmund-based Ciske’s Task Force and the Walvis Bay-based Erongo Regional Corona Care Initiative.
“We followed an in-depth due diligence process to determine the optimal product. These oxygenators are built locally, not only supporting a local industry but also ensuring the availability of local maintenance and repairs”, according to Dr Katrin Kärner, Exploration Manager at RMR.
RMR also secured scholarships for students, Tugamena Amadhila and Lesley Gaseb, for the 2021/2022 school year at Mondesa Youth Opportunities (MYO) continuing its ongoing support of that organisation. MYO is an organisation supporting students from underprivileged schools in the Erongo Region who show ability and promise. These students benefit from an intensive after-school education program to reach higher education opportunities. MYO has operated entirely on donations for the past 18 years.
RMR was also pleased to hand over learning materials and educational tools for the Democratic Resettlement Community Women’s Community Project at Swakopmund. The organisation is led by Anja Rohwer, and includes a new school building and kindergarten to accommodate 100 children, a soup kitchen and a fruit and vegetable garden. “We make a living by what we get, and make a life by what we give,” in the words of Ms Rohwer.
“We believe in the long-term value for our stakeholders and communities in which we operate. That is why we are committed to support our local communities in a sustainable and responsible way,” Dr Kärner concluded.
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