SPYL hands over solar panels to Education Ministry

30 May 2013 09:40
WINDHOEK, 30 MAY (NAMPA) - The Swapo-Party Youth League (SPYL) on Thursday handed-over solar equipment earmarked for the Onehoni Combined School in the Ohangwena Region to the Ministry of Education here.
The set of three solar panels is valued at N.dollars 50 000, and was donated to the school by the Alternative Energy Systems? (Alensy) company.
The company also donated a device for the school to have mobile phone network access, a laptop and a fridge.
Speaking at the handing-over event, SPYL Secretary Elijah Ngurare said the equipment was made available through the SPYL initiative to assist Government in schools? development.
Ngurare said education is very important in shaping the human resources of the country, and for children in rural areas to have access to electricity, like other learners in urban areas.
?We visited the school, and started to mobilise young entrepreneurs to assist the ministry in the development of the school,? he noted.
Speaking at the same occasion, Alensy?s General Manager Norbert Dorgeloh said the equipment will provide electricity to learners to enable them to study during the night, connect laptops and fridges, provide network signals for mobile phones, and access the Internet.
The company will also install the equipment at the school free of charge.
Alensy has been in the renewable energy industry in Namibia since 2006.
On his part, Education Minister, Dr David Namwandi welcomed the donation, and thanked the SPYL for working hand-in-hand with businesses to assist the Namibian child.
?Education is a shared responsibility of all people in the country: politicians, the youth, entrepreneurs, church leaders and traditional leaders,? he said.
The minister then urged the company and SPYL to invite him to accompany them for the installation of the equipment.