01 Oct 2019 11:10am
KATIMA MULILO, 01 OCT (NAMPA) Teaching and learning are expected to become easier after Nsundwa Combined School (CS) in the Kabbe Constituency of the Zambezi Region was electrified with solar power.
Hanns Seidel Foundation last week installed solar energy equipment worth N.dollars 350 000 at Nsundwa CS. It was one of two schools in the rural areas of Zambezi identified by the foundation this year in February with the need for power as it has limited power coverage for all the classrooms at the school.
Coordinator of the project for the organisation, Rodney Seibeb together with partners EduVentures and the Namibia Energy Institute (NEI) chose Nsundwa as one of six schools in Namibia including Omuuni CS and Ondjabayonghalu CS in the Ohangwena Region, Ongongo and Otjikojo primary schools in Kunene and Kandunda Kaseta CS in Zambezi to be electrified with solar power.
During our familiarisation with the school, we identified it to be supported with renewable energy and energy sufficiency and we also selected it to benefit from the outreach activities with a state-of-the-art mobile classroom, said Seibeb.
The acting principal of Nsundwa, Alex Kamwi expressed that with the help from the foundation, the entire school is grateful because previously the school had limited use of administration appliances, and that evening studies for the learners could not last for more than an hour without the power cutting.
Teaching and learning will become better because now we have enough power to use, especially during evening studies, Kamwi said.
A programme on environmental education was offered to some selected learners by EduVentures in a mobile classroom known as the Ombombo Mobile Classroom, starting from last week Monday till Friday, 27 September.
A graduation ceremony was held on Friday for the learners who participated in the environmental education programme.
Overall, the staff of Nsundwa CS received a manual and some lessons on how to maintain and monitor their solar power.
The systems will be officially inaugurated in November 2019.