New classroom block for Eluwa

16 November 2021 | Education

Tunohole Mungoba – Ongwediva

Eluwa Resource School in Ongwediva is one of 56 schools in Namibia to benefit from a Japanese government grant.

The school recently received a new school block consisting of four permanent classrooms and one storeroom, valued at N$925 000.

Established in 1974, Eluwa is one of only two government schools that offers special education for the hearing impaired.

It currently has a learner population of 199 from pre-primary to grade 9.

At the handover, Japanese ambassador Hideaki Harada said supporting inclusive, quality education is the best way forward to secure a prosperous Namibia.

“I hope that through learning hands-on skills such as woodcarving, dressmaking and hairdressing in the newly constructed classrooms, you will equip yourselves with very powerful weapons to be financially self-reliant in the future,” said Harada.

Andreas Uutoni, councillor of the Ongwediva constituency, thanked the ministry of education and the Japanese government for the donation and said it will make a huge impact in the lives of the Eluwa learners.

“Your unlimited collaboration to realise success in every socio-economic activity taking place in the region has borne fruits and it is undeniable that Oshana is the service hub and the preferred region to visit or stay,” Uutoni said.