12 Nov 2014 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 12 NOV (NAMPA) - Kalahari Holdings has handed over Information and Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to the Mureti Secondary School and the Kanana Primary School.
The equipment was handed over in Windhoek on Wednesday.
The Mureti Secondary School is situated in the Opuwo Urban Constituency in the Kunene Region, while the Kanana Primary School is in the Omusati Regions Otamanzi Constituency.
The Mureti Secondary School, which was represented by its principal Julius Kaujova, received two computers and one photocopying machine, while the Kanana Primary School, which was not represented, received one computer and one printer.
Kaujova said his school had asked 100 local companies to assist it in acquiring equipment for the school's ICT centre and library, as well as for transport for that school, but only Kalahari Holdings heard the schools cry.
The learners and teachers will be very happy, he said.
Kaujova noted that currently, mainly schools in the urban areas which are already advanced receive donations, while those in the rural areas are left out.
He, therefore, appealed to all business leaders in the country to start thinking about the citizens of Namibia in the remotest areas who do not have access to things such as computers.
This is so that your corporate social responsibility does not just centre around Windhoek and the towns. We need to invest in our rural areas because as you know, 70 per cent of our population in Namibia resides in rural areas, he stressed.
Handing-over the donation, Kalahari Holdings General Manager Etuna Nashima said the value of the ICT equipment is N.dollars 27 472.
He also appealed to the wider business community to play a part in the socio-economic development of the education sector in Namibia as learners are the country's future leaders.
Established in 1989, Kalahari Holdings is involved in various business activities such as property development, farming and entertainment.