Areva renovates classrooms at Vrede Rede

09 Apr 2017 11:40am
SWAKOPMUND, 09 APR (NAMPA) – Three Grade One classrooms at Vrede Rede Primary School in Swakopmund’s Mondesa residential area were renovated by employees of Areva Namibia last month.
The renovations included the painting of walls, doors and window frames, as well as repairing cracked floors.
Corporate communications officer at Areva, Christine de Klerk on Sunday said the work cost N.dollars 10 000.
“Before the renovations, children were sitting on cracked and cold floors without carpets during reading classes,” she said.
Three carpets were bought and placed in the classrooms.
She said the renovated classes were handed over on Monday.
De Klerk explained that the company introduced 'Project Give' this year, where individual employees identify projects close to their heart or community and get funds from the company or materials to work on such projects.
Once the project is identified, a group of employees is given time off to complete it.
She said this is done to assist needy communities and individuals.
The Vrede Rede project, De Klerk said, is the first of many to come which will also include donations to children living with disability.
De Klerk said the spirit of giving should always be encouraged in Namibia, noting that other companies should emulate the example of assisting the community.
“It is always nice to be able to help someone. It should not always be about money, we can find other ways to help each other,” she said.