School for the Hearing Impaired gets library

22 Jun 2017 17:10pm
WINDHOEK, 22 JUN (NAMPA) – A library worth about N.dollars 640 000 was donated to the School of the Hearing Impaired in the capital on Thursday.
Abacus Space Solutions donated the library, which was inaugurated on behalf of Khomas Regional Governor, Laura McLeod-Katjirua by her Special Advisor Rosalia Mwashekele-Sibiya.
The school is situated off Hans-Dietrich Genscher Street in Khomasdal.
In her speech delivered at the event, McLeod-Katjirua said the donation would go a long way in improving children’s cognitive development and emotional well-being.
“The more we invest in the future of our children, the more we can withdraw from those banks of knowledge and the closer we come to attaining our country’s vision,” she said.
Khomas Director of Education, Arts and Culture, Gerard Vries said the school was specifically selected because it did not have a library and only had reading corners in classrooms, and this was an ideal opportunity to assist the school to bring reading closer to the learners.
“We have budgeted to channel more books to this specific library in subsequent financial years,” Vries noted.
Abacus Space Solutions specialises in the manufacture, delivery, erection and project management of modular building solutions.
Its Managing Director, Mark Liquorish said his company places great emphasis on the education sector, as they believe this is an investment in the future of the children and the countries they operate in.
“Not everything is about Google, Google will give you superficial answers to a question; a library will give you an in-depth answer that you will remember for many years to come, and works even when your battery is flat,” he noted.
Other companies that partnered with Abacus were Trip Travel, which donated computers; CSX Namibia (electronic library management system) and Pearson Publishing (books).