Namport lends a helping hand

24 September 2019 | Business

The Namibian Ports Authority (Namport), through the Namport Social Investment Fund (NSIF), recently donated stationery and educational materials to the Queen Sophia of Spain Primary School, situated 80 kilometres from Otjiwarongo towards Otavi in the Otjozondjupa Region.

The donation, valued at N$50 000, will be used by the 200 learners enrolled at the school.

The school serves the marginalised farming community and is situated on a resettlement farm.

School principal Patrick Sishwashwa said they cater for the neediest of people in the community.

“Most of the parents are either employed as farmworkers or are unemployed and survive on social grants from government”.

He reiterated that “although the school gets financial assistance from government, the funds can never cater for all their needs, and donations such as this one from Namport is always a welcome relief”.

The school currently accommodates grade 0 to grade 7 pupils and the teaching aids and stationery received will be used for all grades.

Sishwashwa thanked Namport for their willingness to share with those who do not have. He further appealed to other entities to follow the outstanding example set by Namport, as the school has future projects it intends to embark on.

Since its inception in 2006, the NSIF focuses on the four pillars of entrepreneurship, environment, health and education.

It has left its footprint in all 14 regions of the country by ensuring that it makes a positive contribution to the upliftment of communities.

The fund has so far spend close to N$20 million in its focus areas. It recently also donated science kits valued at N$34 000 to Flamingo Secondary School in Walvis Bay, amongst other donations.

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