Old Mutual Namibia gives computers to Groot-Aub school

09 Oct 2014 16:20pm
GROOT- AUB, 09 OCT (NAMPA) - Old Mutual Namibia handed over 10 personal computers and 10 laptops to the Groot-Aub Primary School here on Thursday.
The donation is valued at N. dollars 49 000.
Handing over the donation, the Managing Director (MD) of Old Mutual Africa Johannes !Gawaxab explained that access to information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and networks, information processes and the world wide web (www), as well as the development of ICT skills to protect and present information and new platforms to ignite creativity and innovation all work together to deliver an elevated experience of the world.
He added that his company is doing as much as possible to partner with educational initiatives throughout Namibia such as its Education Excellence Awards which rewards top schools, top-performing regions and top students annually.
Other initiatives include the Principal’s Academy and the African Leadership Institute, and its support to the growing micro business environment, providing training to women entrepreneurs and merit bursaries to the trade union partners.
Old Mutual Namibia funds its own Old Mutual Foundation by providing it with one per cent of Old Mutual’s profits after tax every year.
This, he added, makes a difference in Namibian lives to the monetary value of N.dollars five million annually, and is a priceless contribution to the self-worth, confidence, education and upliftment of its many beneficiaries.
“Our Foundation serves as our primary vehicle to deliver on our economic and social transformation vision for Namibia, striving to positively impact communities and individuals daily and countrywide through real support to our core focus areas on education, community development and skills, and capacity-building,” he noted.
On his part, the school’s principal Hendricks Jagger expressed great satisfaction with the donation, saying: “For us to succeed we must get involved in the education of our learners to produce architects and other professionals so as to contribute to the economy of the country”.
Jagger called on the learners to take their education seriously and grab every opportunity as they are the future of the country.
Founded in 1998, the Groot-Aub Primary School has 780 learners from pre-primary level to Grade Seven and 27 teachers.