MEAC gets financial donation from fishing company

07 Dec 2017 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 07 DEC (NAMPA) – Rainbow Fishing Company (RFC) on Thursday handed over N.dollars 200 000 to the Ministry of Education, Arts and culture (MEAC) through the Friends of Education in Namibia (FENSI) initiative to fund its educational programmes.
FENSI is an initiative of MEAC Minister, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa, which aims to bring on board all friends of education who can contribute towards education in the country.
At the handing over ceremony in Windhoek, Gerson Nehemia of the RFC Board of Directors said the company took it upon itself to contribute to education as it is an important tool in the development of the country.
“We know that [MEAC] cannot do it alone and we felt the importance of getting involved, so we pitched in,” he said.
Nehemia said the RFC is committed to the advancement of education in Namibia and that the company will continue supporting all education efforts.
Speaking at the same event, Hanse-Himarwa said the ministry has been calling on kindhearted Namibians to come on board and donate.
She stressed the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) in schools and vowed to make sure ICT is a priority in Namibian schools.
“Paperless education is our dream, where a child can use a Universal Serial Bus (USB) and a laptop to keep notes rather than test books which are often a burden on their shoulders,” explained Hanse Himarwa.
She said RFC’s donation will go a long way in realising Namibia’s education dream, and called upon all companies in the country to contribute.
Among many priorities the money will be used on, Hanse-Himarwa highlighted that infrastructure is vital as she believes that it is an anchor for the radical transformation of basic education.
According to her, studies and research conducted to figure out the effect of infrastructure, suggest that students in schools with poor infrastructure can have lower achievement scores compared to those studying in schools with better infrastructure and facilities.