Seaflower donates fish to schools

11 Sep 2016 11:30am
BETHANIE, 11 SEP (NAMPA) – Lüderitz Mayor Hilaria Mukapuli on Thursday handed over 21 boxes of frozen fish to three schools in the Bethanie District.
The Lüderitz Town Council received 200 boxes of fish from the State-owned Seaflower White Fish Company and decided to donate the fish to 27 schools in the //Kharas Region.
Each school will get seven boxes. A box weighs five kilogrammes.
Mukapuli handed over the fish destined for the Bethanie District schools to //Kharas Region Education Director /Awebahe //Hoeseb during Literacy Day celebrations at the village.
The schools are Bethanie Primary School and Schmelenville Combined School in Bethanie and D. C. Frederick Primary School in Kosis.
Mukapuli said the fish was donated to complement drought relief efforts in the region.
“We are giving this fish to our needy children to help eradicate hunger. We want our children to concentrate on their educational goals and worry a little less about where their next meal will come from,” she said.
//Hoeseb expressed gratitude for the donation and further entrusted it to the Bethanie Village Council which will ensure that the fish reach its respective destinations.
The director urged the community to safeguard the donation and to make sure that it reach the children.
“Let us not fight about it, we should prepare this food for our children; it should not disappear, please,” he said.
Literacy Day was held at Bethanie as part of the global initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).