Okorosave Primary School gets beds and mattresses

31 Mar 2016 18:00pm
OKOROSAVE, 31 MAR (NAMPA) – The Jose Eduardo Dos Santos Campus of the University of Namibia in Ongwediva recently donated beds and mattresses to the Okorosave Primary School.
According to the school principal, Kahevee Kavari, they received 105 used mattresses and 64 used spring beds.
Kavari told Nampa on Wednesday that the donation will uplift the participation of learners in school as an uncomfortable sleeping place leads to a decrease in concentration.
The principal told this agency that the donation was officially received on 09 March but it was the responsibility of the school to collect the donated items from Ongwendiva, which delayed the transport and resulted in the items arriving at the school early this week.
“Our school has never been a school of choice due to a lack of accommodation for learners and as a result, some learners have to walk about three kilometres a day to attend school,” Kavari said.
The school hostel superintendent, Fidelis Masungu admitted to Nampa that learners have been sleeping on the floor.
Masungu said the donation will not only enhance the performance of learners but will also make the control of learners in the hostel easier.
Reny Hartly, a Grade 4 learner at the school, told this agency the donation is much appreciated.
“I have always been sleeping on the floor and it is very uncomfortable, but with the donation of the beds and mattresses, it will help me to sleep comfortably, which will allow me to wake up very fresh every morning.'
The school, situated about 30 kilometres west of Opuwo, has a total of 236 learners of whom 89 stay in the hostel.