De Beers donates masks, sanitiser for schools

02 June 2020 | Health

STAFF REPORTER

WINDHOEK



Diamond giant De Beers this week donated hand sanitiser and face masks to the Office of the Prime Minister for distribution to the ministry of education.

The donation forms part of a N$15 million in-kind donation De Beers had pledged to the government's disaster relief fund to fight the coronavirus. The donation consists of 7 500 masks and 5 000 bottles of hand sanitiser.

The masks were made by a community business initiative at Keetmanshoop, while the hand sanitiser was produced by the University of Namibia.

De Beers country manager Daniel Kali said the donation was aimed at assisting with the reopening of schools across the country.

“We are delighted to play our part in partnering with the ministry of education as Namibia takes a step forward towards reopening some of the country's schools.

“We believe this donation will assist children, particularly those from vulnerable homes, to abide by the guidelines during the current situation, which requires the wearing of face masks in public, as well as regular hand cleaning.”

Sanet Steenkamp, executive director in the ministry of education, thanked De Beers for the donation.

“This donation is quite timely, considering we will commence face-to-face schooling for some learners this week.

“We would like to express our depth of gratitude to the De Beers Group for this most helpful donation,” Steenkamp said.

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