07 Jun 2018 15:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 07 JUN (NAMPA) Former Krönlein Primary School learners and the community of Keetmanshoop have been called upon to assist the school with funds as it continues building its school hall.
This plea was made by the media representative at the school, Janine Diergaardt, who informed Nampa this week that the school plans to host a big fundraising event in aid of the construction.
The event will be held on 29 and 30 June this year with an exciting line-up of entertainment activities, she added.
We have had a number of big fundraising events already to build the hall and we also kindly request the community and especially, the former students of this school, to assist us, be it with money or building materials, she said.
Diergaardt said the school has raised money in the past, but due to the countrys economic crisis, they are forced to use the money on operational expenses at the school.
We always raise money from these activities but unfortunately, we do not use all of it for the hall as we end up using it for the day-to-day expenses at the school as a result of the budget cuts, explained Diergaardt.
As for the construction, the walls are completed and they are only left with finishing the ceiling, floor, stage and toilets.
The end-of-month event includes a beauty pageant on Friday and a carnival on Saturday when local artists will be performing.
Community members are invited to hire a stall during the carnival for N.dollars 500. They are urged not to sell alcohol, drugs, games, braai meat, rooster brood and boerewors the barbeque items will be sold by the school.
Krönlein Primary School was built in 1972 and never had a school hall. School assembly is held in front of the office under shade nets and when the school organises events, it has to rent halls of other schools.
In 2012, the former principal and former teachers, together with current staff decided to build a hall.
The school is currently running a campaign called My heart beats for the school hall project under which they sell t-shirts for N.dollars 200 as contribution towards the construction.