31 Jan 2019 12:00pm
WINDHOEK, 31 JAN (NAMPA) In her efforts to assist Government in education development, City of Windhoek junior mayor Reschelle Beukes provided a containerised classroom for the Mount View Secondary School in the capital.
The classroom valued at N.dollars 200 000, will accommodate 40 Grade 12 learners.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, Beukes, who is also a Grade 12 learner and the reigning Miss Windhoek High School, said she became aware of the needs of the school when the planning department of the Namibia University of Science and Technology informed her about its lack of space.
During her visit to the school, acting principal Sean Moller told Beukes that the Grade 10s of 2017 were ranked 14th in the Khomas Region.
I felt the connection in my heart realising immediately that this is a school with potential and that I would love to be part of the future of these learners. This was just another confirmation to me that I was at the right place to invest my time and passion to support my fellow learners, she said.
Beukes got this classroom after she raised funds on her own with the support of her mother and approached individuals and various businesses in the community for sponsorship.
Moller said the school currently has almost 500 learners with 17 teachers and needed more classrooms.
The learners are taught in 12 classrooms plus four tents.
He said the school has a lot of challenges, noting that as it is quite evident, the tents get very hot and dusty during the day.
Brenda Kanguatjivi, a mathematics teacher at the school expressed that the new container classroom will motivate learners to perform better.
We really have to appreciate the work of this young person who gave a helping hand and her efforts to bring change in the lives of others, God bless her, said Kanguatjivi.
Mount View Secondary School was established on 23 February 2015 in the Okahandja Park informal settlement by the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture and it accommodates mostly learners from the most disadvantaged communities.