O&L hands over two containerised classrooms

13 Jul 2017 10:20am
WINDHOEK, 13 JUL (NAMPA) – The Ohlthaver and List (O&L) Group of Companies handed over two more containerised classrooms and a soup kitchen worth N.dollars 800 000 to the Monte Christo Primary Project School here on Wednesday.
The donation is the second of its kind by O&L, who last year donated two similar classrooms to the school through the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.
The school caters for Grade 1 and 2 learners who received lessons in tents in the Moses //Garoeb informal settlement.
In a speech delivered on her behalf, Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa said the area where the school is situated makes up a substantial portion of the city’s population.
She said due to the growing population and fast expanding dimensions of the area, the ministry found it a challenge to provide the required educational services to the children of the surrounding areas.
The establishment of the Monte Christo Primary Project School was one of the initiatives by the Directorate of Education, Arts and Culture to cater for the needs of the learner population in the area.
Hanse-Himarwa also said that the majority of children in the area hail from a poor socioeconomic background and the provision of a soup kitchen will go a long way in attracting thousands of learners to attend school which they might not have done.
“This is just to give you the magnitude of the challenges the ministry is currently facing.”
She said the ministry plans to add four more classrooms at the school and three permanent schools in the area for the children.