Policewoman donates school uniforms to children

24 Mar 2015 07:40am
ONGWEDIVA, 24 MAR (NAMPA) – A policewoman at Oshakati opened her heart and donated school uniforms to 20 vulnerable children of Oluhapa Primary School (PS) in a remote area of the Okongo Constituency in the Ohangwena Region earlier this month.
Speaking to Nampa on Monday, Milka Shikufa said she travelled with her long-time friend, Hileni Shikongo from Oshakati in the Oshana Region to hand over the uniforms to that school’s children on the 13th of this month.
Shikufa said she delivered the token of appreciation to the entire Oluhapa village community for looking after her family’s homestead since the death of her parents shortly after Namibia’s independence in 1990.
Apart from school uniforms, Shikufa has also donated a school bag to the school’s best learner and some gifts to the best teacher.
“Only young boys are living at my parents’ homestead and because of ongoing assistance from the village community, the boys have managed to properly take care of the homestead for years. My donation is to express my appreciation of what the community of Oluhapa has done for my family members,” said Shikufa.
She went on to say that her donation was also about promoting hard work at Oluhapa PS and to encourage children to remain disciplined, responsible and to study hard to obtain good results in their examinations.
Oluhapa PS was established in 1991 and has eight teachers looking after 189 learners from the pre-primary education level to grade 7.