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GRATEFUL: Makeshift Rundu-based Ndama East Primary School recently received a generous donation of educational booklets from the African Child Development Trust (ACDT). Photo Nikanor Nangolo
GRATEFUL: Makeshift Rundu-based Ndama East Primary School recently received a generous donation of educational booklets from the African Child Development Trust (ACDT). Photo Nikanor Nangolo

ACDT hands over booklets to unemployed teachers’ school

Ndama East spokesperson pleads for donations
The handover included 200 Rukwangali and 250 Rumanyo booklets for pre-primary learners.
Nikanor Nangolo
Makeshift Rundu-based Ndama East Primary School recently received educational booklets from the African Child Development Trust (ACDT).

The school - founded by a group of teachers who had been unable to secure employment elsewhere - accommodates more than 400 learners who attend lessons seated on logs under trees. The handover included 200 Rukwangali and 250 Rumanyo pre-primary booklets.

“We would like to say thank you for your solidarity and the spirit of togetherness that you have demonstrated on the ground,” school spokesperson Paulus Ndumba said.

ACDT project coordinator Sharnay Botha said the booklets contain six weeks’ worth of content.

“The school will still receive an additional six booklets throughout the year,” she added.

“By supporting Ndama East Primary School, we believe we can make a meaningful impact in the lives of its children and contribute to the school's ongoing efforts to create a conducive learning environment. Our commitment stems from a deep-seated understanding of the importance of literacy and education in breaking the cycle of poverty and building a brighter future for generations to come,” she said.

Donations wanted

Ndumba further called on other organisations to support the school.

“We call upon any donors who are willing to donate chairs, tables or water tanks, because we don't have water here. These kids are getting water from their houses. We will accept anything, even study materials for the learners. We call upon everyone who is seeing this, more specifically the public and the government itself, to assist us,” he said.

“We have 450 learners here - they don't have chairs, desks or any permanent structure to allow for a conducive environment. We call upon the government to donate tents to these learners. Also, if the budget is enough, provide the school with some permanent structures. These children deserve a better and more conducive environment to pursue their studies,” Ndumba added.

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