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Assisting with job creation

Posted: 08 Apr 2024Category: Sustainability

In keeping with the Namibian Independence celebratory spirit and the company's CSI commitment to job creation, Manica Group Namibia donated N$84,000 to MSR (Men at the Side of the Road). These funds will go towards appointing a staff member to handle administrative duties at the MSR's Walvis Bay office.

According to MSR Director, Crystal Beukes, the administration work and registering new members is usually done by volunteers. "This is short-lived, as the volunteers quickly find other employment."

She noted that the Walvis Bay and Swakopmund branches are bustling, "and so we need a permanent solution for our admin work and dealing with our members needs. We have more than 3,000 registered members on our database and have managed to enroll some for training, connected them to jobs and assisted them to start their own businesses."

She said that although a number of the members successfully landed employment, MSR would like to engage with other businesses for possible job placements for its members. "All our members receive training in Life skills and financial literacy. Other training includes first aid, safety, computer skills and vocational training as our budget allows " she added.

MSR was created in 2007 to change the everyday scene of young men waiting on the side of the road to be selected for quick menial jobs. Hence, it's mission is to change lives by connecting the unemployed with job and training opportunities. MSR provides soft skills training, financial literacy, entrepreneurial skills, communication skills, conflict management, cv writing, interview preparation and mentorship to assist these unemployed members in their job searching efforts.

Manica supported MSR in the past; notably with the refurbishment and branding of their Walvis Bay office building, and has also employed MSR members in some of its cargo handling operations.

Beukes expressed her gratitiude for the donation adding that the funds "will form part of co-funding from a German organisation who also supports MSR. I am grateful for the assistance, and I wish to further work with Manica for more job placements."

MSR has offices in Windhoek, Swakopmund (064 461 642) and in Walvis Bay (081 488 4126).
Learn more about the MSR at www.msr.org.na



Assisting with job creation
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