Global United team impressed with Gobabis schools

21 Mar 2017 09:20am
WINDHOEK, 21 MAR (NAMPA) – The First National Bank (FNB) Global United team visited Gobabis last week and were impressed with the environmental projects at some schools they visited as part of their Climate Kick Project.
Gobabis hosted the FNB Global United football team from 15 to 18 March.
A media statement availed to Nampa by the bank on Monday said the Global United stars were impressed with some of the innovations such as the ‘Tappy-Tap’ at #Khoandawes Primary School.
The ‘Tappy-Tap’ is used by learners to wash their hands without wasting water.
Fabian McCarthy, one of the Global United players and a former Kaizer Chiefs and South African national team player said the ‘Tappy-Tap’ goes a long way to prove that there is no need to use an expensive tap.
“It takes materials that we use every day to get this tap without spending a single cent,” he said.
He was also impressed with the learners for making their own compost.
“While it may take time, it is all made from waste material and this is then used for the vegetable garden with the aim of feeding the community,” McCarthy said.
He expressed his gratitude at being part of the team, which he described as one of a kind.
“I applaud my fellow football players for travelling miles to come and assist the learners to teach them how to take care of the environment,” he said.
McCarthy runs an organisation, Mzanzi Sports Experts, in South Africa. Its main focus is football and he works with some of the local football players to host coaching clinics and go out to disadvantaged areas to speak to boys and encourage them to work hard and not let their circumstances define their lives.
The Global United Football Club Namibia started in 2010.
The 2010 event was used as a forerunner to the Football World Cup hosted in South Africa that year. In April 2011, the objective shifted to bringing about positive environmental change in communities, while at the same time creating awareness of climate change.
The theme for this year’s Global United Climate Kick is ‘Play Your Part’.