Eveline de Klerk
WALVIS BAY - Deep Yellow, the Reptile Mineral Resources and Exploration (MRM) subsidiary, has donated educational tools, scholarships and medical equipment to the tune of N$191 000 to various community projects in the Erongo region.
The company on Friday donated 10 locally-manufactured oxygen generators to Ciske’s Task Force, the Erongo Corona Care Initiative that has been instrumental in assisting government in the fight against Covid-19.
Exploration manager of RMR, Katrin Kärner, said during the handover that the oxygen concentrators were designed and built by Namibian company Better Earth Everyday.
“The devices are made specifically for Namibian conditions to produce 10 litres per minute of 94% concentrated oxygen. We followed an in-depth due diligence process to determine the optimal product and at the same time support the local industry to ensure the availability of maintenance and repairs,” she explained.
The company also obtained scholarships for two learners, Tugamena Amadhila and Lesley Gaseb, for the 2021/2022 school year at the Mondesa Youth Opportunities (MYO) organisation.
MYO is an organisation supporting pupils from underprivileged schools in Erongo who show ability and promise. These pupils benefit from an intensive after-school education programme to reach higher education opportunities.
They also donated learning materials to the Democratic Resettlement Community’s women’s project at Swakopmund.