NamPower Foundation donates equipment to 23 schools

08 Mar 2015 10:00am
WINDHOEK, 08 MAR (NAMPA) - The NamPower Foundation on Friday handed over information technology (IT) equipment to 23 schools in the country.
The equipment consist of computers, printers, photocopier machines and projectors valued at N.dollars 600 000.
Handing over the donation, the Head of NamPower Foundation Lucia Hiveluah said it is an inherent right of every child to attend a decent school and receive quality education.
Quality education is only possible if the child and the educator have the required tools/resources at their disposal, she said.
Hiveluah explained that the equipment will help cultivate and enhance young people’s interest in IT, while simultaneously promoting the development and interest in communication, research, evaluation of alternative solutions and critical thinking.
“ NamPower, via the NamPower Foundation, is committed to contributing to the socio-economic upliftment of mostly the disadvantaged members of our society. While we have our own challenges in the generation and supply of electricity, we pledge our support in other sectors such as education for as long as resources allow,” she noted.
Hiveluah added that the country’s societal needs are many while resources to address such needs are hard to come by. She thus urged the recipient schools to share the resources with nearby schools for the benefit of all Namibian children.
Receiving two computers, the principal of the Usib Primary School Peter Majiedt expressed gratitude to NamPower for the donation, saying their school currently has only one computer which is used in the office.
He added that with the two computers received the school will now offer computer lessons to the Grade Seven learners so that they can learn how to use computers and prepare for high school.
The Usib Primary School is located some 70 kilometres east of Rehoboth.
The Iilyateko Combined School in the Omusati Region received a photocopier machine and some computers.
A teacher there, John Luhakano said their school had received four computers previously from the foundation, but there is a lack of teachers to offer computer training.