Boundary donates school uniforms to Kunene learners

08 Feb 2017 10:10am
OPUWO, 07 FEB (NAMPA) – Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Sophia Shaningwa on Tuesday handed over uniforms to schools in the Kunene Region.
The more than 3 000 standard grey shirts and grey trousers used in many schools across Namibia are valued at N.dollars 300 000 and were donated by Boundary Wholesales clothing store in Windhoek.
Shaningwa handed it over to Regional Governor Angelika Muharukua, who then passed it on to Regional Director of Education, Angelina Steenkamp at the Putuavanga Senior Secondary School in Opuwo.
Steenkamp told Nampa her office will soon meet to identify learners in the region in need of the uniforms.
“These uniforms were given free of charge by Boundary Wholesales and should be given to the learners at no cost,” the minister warned at the handover function.
Deputy Director of Education in Kunene, Alwina !Aibes told this agency the uniforms will help boost the morale of learners, which in turn will improve their performance.
“Schools to benefit most will be schools in the Epupa and Opuwo Rural constituencies, but there are also schools in the Khorixas Constituency such as Versteende Woud, Eddi Bowe, TF Gaeb and Abraham Gariseb primary schools, where there are vulnerable learners.”
!Aibes said the procurement of school uniforms is a challenge in the region with no retailer available here.
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