AANF donates science lab to Tses school

09 Apr 2017 11:20am
KEETMANSHOOP, 09 APR (NAMPA) – The Anglo American Namibia Foundation (AANF) on Friday opened a science laboratory it fitted for the St Therese Secondary School at Tses village in the //Kharas Region.
The donation comprises cupboards, chairs, tables, blinds, a projector, screen and chemicals to the value of N.dollars 250 000.
The classroom was converted and renovated by the Roman Catholic Church, which owns the school in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.
The foundation’s coordinator, Richard Cook said Anglo American continues to make positive and sustainable contributions through the foundation among disadvantaged communities in southern Namibia.
The huge multinational company used to own the Skorpion Zinc Mine at Rosh Pinah before selling it to Vedanta in 2010 and now owns the majority stake in De Beers which mines diamonds at Oranjemund.
“The foundation received a request for a science lab from St Therese’s principal Pauline Kruse-Vries and decided to get involved as such a facility would advance science teaching in the Tses area,” Cook said.
//Kharas Director of Education /Awebahe //Hoeseb in a statement delivered on his behalf lauded the AANF for its involvement in the realisation of the lab, as well as other education projects in the region.
These range from other science initiatives as well as the construction of early childhood development centres and ablution facilities at various schools.
He said the mobile science lab is valued highly and is expected to improve the performance of learners in science-related subjects.