Oshigambo waits for donations

Oshigambo High School is waiting on those who promised to assist them in upgrading and fixing the hostel, to make good on those promises.

09 July 2019 | Education

The privately owned Oshigambo High School has urged all those who pledged donations for its hostel project to make good on their promises.

The school has finalised the design and planning for the project.

Oshigambo is among the best-performing schools in the country but its hostel is on the verge of collapse and the school has no money to renovate it.

The principal, Pinehas Ekongo, says the school needs over N$1 million for the construction of a new girls' hostel and N$50 000 for the renovation of boys' hostel.

“To be honest, at the moment we do not have a hostel. All we have are squatter camps for the learners but they are in a sorry state,” Ekongo says. He says when reports on the state of the hostel were published earlier this year many people pledged support.

“They requested us to come up with our task plan before they make money available to us. Now we are done and we would like to invite them to come on board,” Ekongo says.

“Girls are accommodated in facilities outside the school on the other side of the river. We are now planning to bring them into the school premises by constructing a new hostel consisting of 10 rooms.

“We plan to renovate the boys' hostel in case we do not get enough money for two hostel buildings.”

The school is owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia (ELCIN) which reportedly does not to have funds to renovate the property. The school was established in 1960 by the Finnish mission in Namibia. Most of the buildings were constructed of mud bricks and are falling apart.

“Since our building plan is complete, we plan to inform the parents about it during a parents' meeting scheduled for 13 July. We are looking forward to the parents offering us the best advice on the way forward,” Ekongo says.

In March this year, Vice-president Nangolo Mbumba, who is a former pupil of the school, and his Chinese friend Vicky Yang donated N$20 000 each to the school. The class of 2001 donated N$40 000, while the class of 2008 sponsored awards for the top learners.

ILENI NANDJATO

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