Krönlein Primary raises N.dollars 250 000 for school hall

03 Dec 2013 15:30pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 03 DEC (NAMPA) - A fundraising programme launched by the Krönlein Primary School in Keetmanshoop during May this year has managed to raise a total of N.dollars 250 000.
This amount was collected through the sale of N.dollars 10 tickets for participants to qualify for a draw in which a motor-vehicle was up for grabs, and will now be used for the construction of a hall at the Government school.
The Citroen C1 sedan vehicle used in the competition was bought by the school for N.dollars 105 000.
Other competitions in which N.dollars 10 tickets were also sold saw prizes such as a 32-inch television set, a laptop, one sheep carcass and five kilogrammes of minced meat and boerewors (sausage) up for grabs.
Briefing Nampa about the outcome of the project on Tuesday, school board chairperson Bennie Diergaardt said the construction of the hall is expected to start in January or February next year.
“Our school is the biggest primary school in the //Karas Region, but we do not have a hall. Currently, if we have big events such as prize-giving ceremonies, we rent venues from other schools or the Keetmanshoop municipality, which is costly”, he stated.
Diergaardt said Government’s priority is to build classrooms and libraries for schools, and not school halls.
Thus, the Krönlein school’s management decided to raise funds and construct their own hall.
“We saw the need for our school to have such a venue for bigger events. That’s why we took it upon ourselves to build one,” he explained.
The handing-over of the five prizes took place at the school on Monday. Winifred Plaatjie won the first prize, which was the vehicle.
Livona Vries won the television set, while Benicca Julie scooped the laptop.
The fourth prize, which was the sheep carcass, went to Samuela Jantze, while the last prize of (mince and boerewors) went to Terence Kohima.