Learning and library facility inaugurated at Nghiteke PS

29 Jun 2019 10:50am
EESHOKE, 29 JUN (NAMPA) – A learning centre and library facility aimed at providing free access to education was officially inaugurated at Nghiteke Primary School in the Ohangwena Region’s Engela Constituency on Friday.
It is funded to the tune of N.dollars 20 000 by individuals from the United States of America, through an organisation called Footsteps for Africa.
The facility, which is yet to be fully equipped, will cater for 350 learners of the school and members of the public within its vicinity. It is also hoped that it will promote a culture of reading in the area.
“I have founded Footsteps for Africa to offer possible assistance to OVC [orphans and vulnerable children] and disadvantaged members of the community in the areas of education, sustainable food and clean water provision, as well as healthcare,” the founder of the organisation, Austin Cameron told Nampa in an interview during the inauguration.
He pointed out that the learning and library facility established at the school is one way in which his organisation plans to assist various schools in Namibia next year.
Acting Principal of Nghiteke Primary School, Emilia Kapofi, told this news agency the learning and library facility will cater for her school’s 350 learners from pre-primary to Grade 7, as well as people in and around the school.
The school was established in 2000.
Footsteps for Africa was founded in 2010 and is operational in Namibia and Zimbabwe.