Trip Travel lends a helping hand via competition

Five computers for five schools

18 June 2020 | Education

With online learning demanding schools to react promptly to technology, schools were left with no choice but to pull all strings together. Trip Travel, which is the oldest travel agency in Namibia, hopped on board to assist five schools in the Khomas Region by donating computers for administrative purposes.
Nakushe Kapofi, the business development manager of Trip Travel, pitched this initiative when they saw there was a dire need as the schools had to prepare hastily for online learning.
“We saw it as a perfect time to give back to the schools that are struggling and in need,” she said.
Hilda Basson-Namundjebo, a shareholder and director of Trip Travel, mentioned that it is important to give back to the community.
The public had to identify schools that urgently needed these devices via a competition that ran from 27 May to 7 June 2020 on Trip Travel’s social media platform. The most voted school also received a printer.
The agency delivered the computers to the schools on 16 June – the day of the African Child.
“It is a tangible way for us to give back to the community,” Namundjebo said.
These computers are worth about N$30 000. The schools are Havana Project Secondary School, Dagbreek Special School, Havana Primary School, Green Leaves Primary School and Monte Christo Primary Project School.
The principal of Dagbreek Special School, Paul du Plessis, thanked Trip Travel, saying: “In the time that we are living now with Covid-19, it is quite helpful from Trip Travel to support our schools with these computers.”
Another principal, Chanville Mackrill of Green Leaves Primary School, added that the computers would be used for the intended purpose. “My teachers normally have a lot of admin work to do and these computers will aid with the process,” he said.
Trip Travel had previously assisted schools in the Kunene Region and northern regions by donating computers.

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