Vivo Energy Namibia, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, sponsored a youth group from Windhoek’s trip to the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF).

The group of 30 students from the youth group called Otjomuise Rising Stars travelled to Otjiwarongo on the 22nd November 2014 to learn more about cheetahs.  The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal and Africa’s most endangered cat and the CCF aims to educate on the conservancy of cheetahs to ensure their survival. According to the CCF today, cheetahs are found in only 23% of their historic African range and are extinct in their Asian range except for a small population in Iran of about 100 individuals.

The Otjomuise Rising Stars is a youth group from the informal settlements of the Otjomuise suburbs. The group consists of boys and girls from different backgrounds and shares the same needs and interest. Most if not all of the children that make up this group are from households that are disorganized due to alcohol and substances abuse by parents and relative or born by unemployed parents whom cannot really afford to live a decent life. The main aim of the group is to divert the children and youth from the streets, crime and Violent and create a plat form for a change in their lives.

Managing Director of Vivo Energy Namibia Johan Grobbelaar said this corporate social investment demonstrates Vivo Energy Namibia’s focus on environmental issues.  “Our community investment programmes matter to us because we employ local people and serve local businesses and individuals,” he said.

“The three themes of our community investment programme are road safety, education and the environment.  We believe that by engaging in these three areas we will create lasting social and economic benefits for the communities we operate in and earn the respect and trust of these communities,” Grobbelaar added.

About Vivo Energy Namibia

Vivo Energy Namibia, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, was established in 2012. The Shell brand has been in Namibia since 1975.  Vivo Energy Namibia has a storage capacity of 5,115 m³ and 38 retail stations with a majority having convenience retail stores.  Vivo Energy Namibia employs 61 people. The company is recognised as the leader in the oil industry especially championing and setting standards for safety in sales and distribution.

Vivo Energy is Shell’s exclusive licensee in Africa. A joint venture between Vitol, Helios Investment Partners and Shell, we offer customers across the continent Shell’s high quality products and services. Our vision is to create “Africa’s most respected energy business”.

Vivo Energy is a joint venture between Vitol (40%), Helios Investment Partners (40%) and Shell (20%), Vivo Energy represents a unique combination of resources, experience and expertise.

Vivo Energy operates in retail; commercial fuels (marine, mining and aviation through Vitol Aviation);liquefied petroleum gas and lubricants in Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritius, Madagascar, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Senegal, Tunisia and Uganda. 

The company employs around 2,100 people and operates 1,470 retail stations under the Shell brand and has access to approximately 900,000 cubic meters of fuel storage capacity. Shell and Vivo Lubricants will have blending capacity of around 91,000 metric tons at plants in seven countries (Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal) producing Shell branded lubricants.

Media Contact

Vivo Energy Namibia : Communications Manager   
Abigail Raubenheimer    
Telephone : +264 61 270 1225

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