From Redundancy to Edutainment

December 17, 2014, 12:35pm

From Redundancy to Edutainment

 
An old forklift that has been in the scrap metal yard of Namdeb at Oranjemund is now part of the fun learning playground at Oranjemund Pre-Primary School (OPPS).  
The refurbished forklift was donated to the pre-primary school to assist the school in creating a stimulating environment for the children.   
The old machine became redundant four years ago as the spares it uses were discontinued in the market and no scrap metal dealers were interested in purchasing it. Namdeb’s Transport section saw an opportunity and opted to refurnish it by removing the engine, forks, transmission and added touch of paint to it.  
Namdeb’s Jacque van der Merwe, who handed over the donation, is hopeful that this donation will go a long way in enhancing the children’s knowledge on the mine’s operational equipment.     
He encourages other corporates to finds such nurturing homes for their old scrap as it can benefit the future generations. 
The forklift was donated a few weeks before the school closed and arrived as an early Christmas present for the children!