Kindergarten struggles to stay afloat

Elizabeth Joseph
Innocentia Likoro Kindergarten, situated 145 kilometres from Rundu, is struggling to stay afloat, with most parents unable to provide the required monthly contributions.

Chairperson Agnes Masule said the school runs on parents' contributions of N$30 for each child monthly, and further relies on donations from various stakeholders including the gender ministry.

"Twenty-six children are currently enrolled, aged three to five years. The school structure is a zinc building with a large surrounding area for them to play," she said.

Masule added that they built the kindergarten to help prepare toddlers for school and to aid the interaction between children.

The school is in dire need of fencing materials like wire and poles, ablution facilities and playground structures.

Poverty

Masule highlighted that 95% of parents cannot afford to pay the fees because of poverty, so the staff often have to help out where they can.

The children get meals throughout the day, with Masule adding that donations will go a long way.

“We, the community, sincerely request help of any kind to assist our children for a better future as part of early childhood learning.”

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Namibian Sun 2022-11-27

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