As a developing country with a high level of unemployment, education and skills development is a national priority and one that the O&L Group places high emphasis on. As such, NBL has supported various initiatives to enhance education ranging from support to Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (OVC) at Oonte situated in the north, Oshana region, to more than 25 years of support to the Schools of the Visually and Hearing Impaired, and Môreson School for children mental and physical impairments which benefits from regular support by NBL.
In 2016, NBL joined the other companies in the O&L Group to replace the tented classrooms of learners of the Monte Christo Project School in Havanna, Katutura, with containerized classrooms.
As part of the O&L Group, NBL supports The Back2School, Stay@School Project of the Office of the Prime Minister, encouraging and supporting learners from marginalized communities to stay in school and enhance their education. This campaign annual reached 6 schools and more than 3500 learners. NBL also supports the O&L Group’s regular engagements to enhance the lives of learners at the Moses Garoëb and Monte Christo Project Schools which have become part of the O&L family. Both schools accommodate children that are either orphaned or from very vulnerable families. These schools also benefit from the Annual O&L OVC Christmas Party & Christmas Tree project whereby NBL employees purchase gifts and necessities for less fortunate child.
Initiated in March 2014, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project between NBL, the Ministry of Health and Social Services, and The GIZ, ensured the distribution of 3,2 million SMILE condoms to remote areas in Ohangwena Region. The success of the pilot project has resulted in the expansion of the programme to 5 more regions; Kavango East, Kavango West, Oshana, Oshikoto and Zambezi.
In providing better eye care to Namibians, NBL partnered with the Windhoek Central Hospital Department of Ophthalmology and the state Ophthalmology service of Namibia by sponsoring a Zeiss Visucam machine which conducts retinal photography and fluorescein angiography and enhances ophthalmological treatment of a large number of patients.
As a long standing supporter of the Cancer Association of Namibia and State Central Hospital Oncology clinic, NBL remains committed to enhancing the lives of Namibians through awareness, prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer patients. As per the Cancer Association of Namibia an annual average of 3 000 cases of cancer are diagnosed in Namibia, which is why awareness creation, early detection and treatment is essential.
NAMIBIA BREWERIES LIMITED & THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES CONDOM DISTRIBUTION PROJECT.
COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE BETWEEN GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR AUGUST 2016