WINDHOEK, FEB 11 – The latest Knockout Project was launched by MTC on Thursday evening, as the telcom company continues to develop socio-initiatives driven toward nation building. Titled: “We Race Together,” the project focuses more on the athletic aspect and how to appreciate legendary athletes who have flown the Namibian flag high.
Speaking at the launch at Independence stadium, MTC’s Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Office, Tim Ekandjo, highlighted the objectives of this year’s Knockout Project.
“The first objective is to appreciate the great work of Athletics Namibia and for carrying us through tough times by creating hope when there was only despair. Second one, and most importantly, is to emphasise the importance and principles of
working together for a common purpose irrespective of our difference. Appreciating each other’s efforts irrespective of the size and impact, and recognizing that we are all uniquely different. A reminder that the only difference between where we are as a nation and where we want to be is the steps we haven’t taken yet.”
Over 140 personalities from across Namibia and from all walks of life will come together and race in a 4×100 metre relay at the Independence stadium on the 16th April 2022.
“These personalities will strategically be teamed together to make a relay team of 4 persons and will receive two months professional training from world-class Namibian coaches. These teams will participate in various qualifying heats and the teams that qualify for the final will have the honour to race against two world class teams with the first consisting of Christine Mboma, Beatrice Masilingi, Frank Fredericks and Helaria Johannes and the other team consisting of Johannes Nambala, Johanna Benson, Ananias Shikongo.
He encouraged individuals and Namibian corporates to sign up to the project with a participating fee “of only N$30,000 per person. All proceeds from this event will be channeled towards a charitable cause which will jointly be determined by all participants.”
Ekandjo said that over the years, MTC had continued to prove that its innovative cap is not merely confined to products and service offerings, but also well vested at the centre of their social projects initiatives. The telco giant promised to deliver an exceptional event that will reinforce conversations about nation-building.
The first edition of the Knockout Project focused on curbing GBV while the second was geared at tackling homelessness. – firstname.lastname@example.org