Namport to build four classrooms at Immanuel Ruiters School

08 Aug 2017 17:50pm
WALVIS BAY, 08 AUG (NAMPA) - The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport) through its Social Investment Fund on Tuesday committed to build four classrooms at Immanuel Ruiters Primary School in Walvis Bay.
Speaking at the fund’s 10th anniversary celebration and the launch of the new logo for the fund, Namport’s Chief Executive Officer Bisey /Uirab said the project will cost N.dollars 610 000.
“It is just the first step of many efforts to create the much needed capacity to accommodate more learners in the morning, rather than for the young Namibian child to wait until 13h00 to go to school due to space limitations at our schools,” said /Uirab.
He promised the company will work closely with the school to make sure the project is implemented as soon as possible.
He called on all corporate institutions in Namibia to identify at least two schools to invest in and in so doing, assist Government in creating an environment where every primary school learner receives uncompromised high level education.
“It is my firm belief that knowledge should not be limited to a select few in the present day Namibia. As knowledge expends throughout the world, the whole world including our children should and must have as much access to knowledge as possible.”
Uirab said since inception in 2006, the fund invested N.dollars 25 million in community projects.
They focused on entrepreneurial and Small Medium Enterprise development and health projects such as encouraging and supporting primary health care to improve health surveillance along Namibia’s key transport corridor.
The fund also supports environmental projects to promote environmental stewardship.
On education, they invest in science and mathematics as well as sanitation at rural schools.
“We equally support all initiatives aimed at uplifting the quality of our education, through sponsoring the construction of classrooms and school halls as well as much needed learning instruments.”
In June this year, the same fund donated an administration block worth N.dollars 590 000 to the JP Brandt Primary School in Utuseb south of Walvis Bay.