Bank Windhoek sponsors MMCT Spring School

09 Aug 2013 05:50
WINDHOEK, 09 AUG (NAMPA) – The Bank Windhoek Social Investment Fund has sponsored the Michelle McLean Children’s Trust (MMCT)'s 13th consecutive Spring School with an amount of N.dollars 155 131.
In a statement issued here on Thursday, Bank Windhoek Communications Practitioner Toivo Mvula said the Spring School will be held at Keetmanshoop from 19 to 24 August, and in Windhoek from 19 to 30 August this year.
Last year, the school programme was taken to the regions of Caprivi, Kavango and Oshikoto.
The Spring School is a holiday tutorial school for Grade 10 and Grade 12 learners, and is aimed at preparing them for the national examinations written in October and November each year.
“Learners who attended the programme in the past have demonstrated a dramatic improvement in their results, particularly in subjects such as mathematics and biology,” he noted.
Mvula said the subjects which will be taught are physical science, mathematics and accounting for Grade 10 learners, while physical science, mathematics, biology, geography and accounting will be offered to Grade 12 learners.
Bank Windhoek's Communications Practitioner for Stakeholder Engagements, Elzita Beukes expressed the bank's happiness with the results of the Spring School, saying the bank will continue to partner with the Michelle McLean Children’s Trust to give learners the opportunity to be trained by the best teachers, and to help them prepare for the final examinations and also improve the quality of output of learners in local schools.
MMCT Educational Officer Marietjie Katthage applauded the bank for their support over the past 13 years.
She indicated that the trust remains committed to the youth of Namibia by improving their quality of life, providing them with basic education and encouraging them to realise their full potential to become productive citizens of the country.
A total of 494 learners are expected to benefit from this year’s Spring School.