School hall to benefit Erongo community
The second phase of the school hall project at the Kuisebmond Secondary School (KSS) in Walvis Bay recently kicked off.
The main purpose of the hall is to promote the entire Erongo region. The school started the construction of a multi-purpose school hall that can accommodate school as well as community activities already in 2012. These activities include Namcol classes, the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST) part-time Saturday classes and also literacy evening classes for adults.
The completion of this project will not only add value to learning but will add value to the entire Kuisebmond and Walvis Bay community.
The school approached Erongo RED to help with the project and this power distributor did not disappoint. “The initial amount of N$200 000 has already been provided and we hope to release the next amount in early July or August this year,” said Nangombe.
Since its inception, Erongo RED has played an active role in supplementing the government’s efforts to create a conducive learning environment for children. The initial contribution to the value of N$200 000 was already released and hoping to release the next contribution in early July or August this year.
Benjamin Nangombe, Erongo RED’s public relations and marketing officer, said in a speech delivered on behalf of the CEO, Fessor Mbango, that Erongo RED’s partnership with Kuisebmond Secondary School dates back several years.
“In the past, we have worked together on various projects because we are passionate about education, this is one of our main sponsorship areas, to be part of the school hall project, and we believe we are building a strong foundation for a better Namibia.”
He adds that there is still a lot of work to be done and we believe that every step they make as partners will make a difference as this is a N$4.9 million project.
The governor of the Erongo region, Neville Andre, a former pupil of KSS and patron of the school, said he felt honoured to be part of this initiative. “I know that as a learner of this school the absence of infrastructure of this nature has always posed huge challenges because of the harsh weather conditions of Walvis Bay, the east wind, the rain, the heat and sometimes the extreme cold,” he said.
The acting director of Education, Arts and Culture, Frans Kapofi said that the Erongo region and the country are slowly but surely developing. The Namibian economy must be transformed into a knowledge-based economy. “The nation must become industrialised and achieve this vision, education is the right vehicle that we should use.” He added that by providing our young people, our learners who are tomorrow’s adults, by transforming and expanding our economy with quality education, the vision can be achieved.
This is why the Ministry of Education has embarked on various educational programmes to improve the current state of affairs in education.
“Unfortunately, the Directorate’s financial resources cannot cater for all the needs of the schools in the region and this is where the partnership and support of other institutions in the private sector are relied on,” he said.
Last year, Erongo RED assisted the Kamwandi Combined School in Henties Bay with the completion of their boundary wall with N$100 000. They also assisted Flamingo Secondary to the tune of N$150 000 for the office building extension.