21 Jul 2016 15:20pm
NDAMA, 21 JUL (NAMPA) The Etosha Fishing Corporation has donated 1.6 tonnes of tinned horse mackerel to a kindergarten at Rundu.
The fish was handed over to Mpotuli kindergarten in the Ndama informal settlement on Wednesday.
Representing Etosha Fishing, Jurie van Dyk said they decided to donate the fish in light of the ongoing drought.
Van Dyk, who is a skipper on one of the companys vessels, said they also donated fish to schools in and around Walvis Bay.
The kindergarten is owned by Kornelia Thimende.
Receiving the goods on behalf of his mother, Jerry Thimende said the donation means
a lot to them as the kindergarten has been struggling to feed the children.
Now we can continue to serve the kids a meal daily. We really appreciate it, Thimende said.
Roswitha Mukoya, who is the head and a teacher at Mpotuli Kindergarten, said the kindergarten currently has 81 learners and three teachers.
The kindergarten charges N.dollars 50 per month which Mukoya said many parents cannot afford to pay due to the high unemployment rate in the area of Ndama.
However, the real challenge is that we do not have water and electricity in this area where the school is and many of our learners come from home hungry as they are from poor backgrounds.
When they get to class their concentration is affected and they start falling asleep, she said.
The kindergarten was established in 2014.
Ndama informal settlement is also referred to by many as silver city due to the reflection of the sunlight off the mainly corrugated metal sheet shacks people live in here.