Prisoners fix broken school furniture
25 June 2020 | Local News
A shortage of school furniture at the Romanus Kamunoko Senior Secondary School in Rundu has been resolved after inmates at the Elizabeth Nepemba Correctional Facility repaired broken chairs free of charge.
School principal Mushongo Johannes thanked the prison management for the assistance. He said three classrooms had no chairs and learners had to stand during lessons. “We then heard about the Elizabeth Nepembe Correctional Facility where they have a programme of helping schools in need,” Johannes said.
“We approached them to see if they could assist us by repairing our chairs. Our request went through and we then took our broken chairs there.
“We bought our own machinery and materials and dropped it at the facility and they were so kind as to assist us. We had a shortage of about 200 chairs, which is now sorted out.
“In the end, they repaired 197 chairs as well as 16 desks. So, they really solved our problem and our children can now attend lessons whilst seated. It was done at no cost. We just want to appreciate them and hope they assist other schools in need,” he added.
Romanus Kamunoko Senior Secondary School at Rundu is one of the best-performing government schools in the Kavango East Region.