Tobias Hainyeko PS receives Build-It make-over prize

06 Dec 2017 16:40pm
WINDHOEK, 06 DEC (NAMPA) – The winners of the Namibia Football Association (NFA) Crown Build-It Schools under 13 seven-a-side competition on Tuesday received make-over materials worth N.dollars 20 000.
The event organisers, NFA in a media release said Tobias Hainyeko Primary School (PS) received the most points from the judges to win the N.dollars 20 000 make-over prize from Crown Build-It, despite losing 2-1 on penalties in the final match against Olaf Palme PS.
Principal of Tobias Hainyeko, Laban Shidute expressed his delight, saying his school had put in a lot of work into the tournament.
“The teachers and parents were very helpful and the materials we won will help in renovating the administration block because we have another ongoing project which is currently helping with the entire school,” Shidute said.
He also thanked Crown Build-It Namibia and NFA for providing the platform for young boys to showcase their talents, adding that the cannot wait for more competitions of this nature.
Riaan van Staden, Crown Build-It Katutura Manager said it is not about making more money or increasing turnouts but about investing in the future, which will automatically have an effect on their future as a business.
“We hope that these children will be the future stars and feature in the national teams. We chose the age group 13, because it is the age that most children figure out which sports they want to do,” he said.
Van Staden said the games were also good exposure to the NFA.
“We surely don’t want to end here. We wish to continue with this initiative in the coming years,” he said.
The initiative is expected to branch out to every town with Crown Build-It outlets countrywide during the course of next year.
Sixteen primary schools from Windhoek competed against each other and teams earned points through commitment to games, cleanliness, wearing school uniforms and singing school anthems.
They also earned points through the number of supporters at their tournaments and a dance competition.
Hainyeko was selected after winning all categories. The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology monitored the points system in the interest of promoting school pride under the ‘My Namibia-My Pride’ campaign.