DTS donates N$ 15 000,- towards Good Causes
On Wednesday, 19 April 2017, the DTS (Deutscher Turn- und Sportverein) donated N$ 15 000,- towards two different good causes. Every year the Volleyball sections of DTS donate part of the entry money of the popular mass event ‘Volleyball for All’ to charity or persons in need. This year the donation was divided as follows:
N$ 6000 for Mateus Angula
A cheque over N$ 6 000,- was handed over to Mateus Angula, an up-coming para-swimmer, who was born without legs. As a school boy he relocated from Oshakati to Windhoek. Since then he always enjoyed sports and tried different disciplines like wheelchair basketball, javelin and wheelchair-racing. In May 2016 he discovered his real talent and new passion: swimming. He is training five times a week with popular swimming coach Sonia Lindemeyer and after less than a year of training is already Number One in Africa in his category! He also recently qualified for the 2017 Para-swimming World Championships in Mexico. Angula is always in need of funds to continue his swimming career and intensified training.
Axel Dainat (Chairperson of the DTS) handing over cheque to Mateus Angula (para-swimmer)
N$ 9000 to El Andri Early Intervention Trust
N$ 9 000,- were donated to the ‘El Andri Early Intervention Trust’, which takes care of children with Cerebral Palsy and their families. Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder caused by brain injury or malformation occurring while the child’s brain is under development. Since the children cannot walk, talk or sometimes even swallow their families face enormous physical, emotional and financial challenges. Founder of the Trust, Huipie van Wyk has a child with cerebral palsy and knows first-hand about all these challenges. She would like to offer support and assistance to those affected families that don’t live in a financially stable environment and don’t have a medical aid or similar funds. Money that comes in by donations is mainly used for therapies for those kids (like physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy), and to buy basic goods like nappies, liquid foods, etc.
Axel Dainat (Chairperson of DTS), Huipie van Wyk (Founder of the El Andri Early Intervention Trust) with her child, Elandri, and Solli Risser (Treasurer of the Indoor Volleyball committee)