AR donates tables and chairs to Okapembambu

24 Feb 2017 14:40pm
OKAPEMBAMBU, 24 FEB (NAMPA) – The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement donated furniture to the Okapembambu Primary School in the Kunene Region on Thursday.
The donation consists of 20 tables, 40 chairs, cupboard, noticeboard and stationary.
The Okapembambu village is situated about 38 kilometres west of Opuwo.
The donation was handed over by AR leader, Job Amupanda and was received by Kazahora Kapi, the principal of Ondao Mobile School under which Okapembambu falls.
The Grade 6 learners at Okapembambu used to sit on the floor during lessons in a corrugated iron sheet structure.
“I can’t believe that after 27 years of independence we have a school like this where learners are sitting on the floor,” a disappointed Amupanda told Nampa.
There are about 250 learners in grades 1 to 6.
Grade 6 learner Tukarapamue Ngombe told this agency “writing will from now on be easier because it was too difficult to write sitting on the floor”.
Thanking the AR for the donation, village Headman Egypt Tjipundi used the opportunity to request for more classrooms to be constructed.
Lessons for other grades at Okapembambu are presented in tents, which are used as sleeping quarters at night.
George Kambala of the AR told Nampa the equipment were donated by friends of the AR in London, United Kingdom (UK).