Omatjete school gets beds from Namport

29 Aug 2017 11:00am
WALVIS BAY, 29 AUG (NAMPA) - The Omatjete Primary School on Monday received a donation of 120 double beds with mattresses from the Namport Social Investment Fund (NSIF).
In a telephonic interview with Nampa on Tuesday, Namport’s Corporate Communications Manager, Tana Pesat said the beds are valued at N.dollars 75 546.
The beds will be used in the Omatjete Primary School’s new hostel which was completed recently. Of the 330 learners at the school, 120 are in the hostel and these learners sleep on mattresses.
Pesat said before the hostel was built, learners slept in two classrooms which were converted into hostels for boys and girls.
She said the need for a hostel was necessitated by the long distance of about 40 kilometres children have to travel from surrounding villages on a daily basis to attend school in Omatjete.
“The learners are currently on holiday and they will come back to a proper sleeping area with a bed of their own,” she said.
Pesat, who is also the NSIF chairperson, said investing in the education of the Namibian child is fundamental to the existence of NSIF.
Namport encouraged the school management to continue investing in the lives of children with the help of businesses.
“This donation not only ensures the comfort of the learners but according to the principal, the school will no longer have to use the platoon system as the two classrooms can now be used for their intended purpose,” said Pesat.
A platoon system organises learners into groups or grades that take turns to use classrooms.