Sanlam hosts competition to curb Covid-19

The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools throughout the country.

02 February 2021 | Youth

Michelline Nawatises


Sanlam Namibia has launched a competition for primary and secondary schools throughout the country to curb the spread of Covid-19.

To enter, schools should create a video or photos of how they are fighting the virus. The school with the most likes will win N$5 000 to buy materials to help them fight the coronavirus.

The materials will depend on the needs of the winning schools. It can be anything from masks for learners, hand sanitisers, face shields, distance markers or hand soap.

The only rule is that whatever the school buys must be something that will help them further fight Covd-19.

Hilaria Graig, Sanlam Namibia marketing and communications manager, said Sanlam understands the devastating impact Covid-19 has had on our country.

“We also understand that schools are a place where many children from different backgrounds come together and could thus be a source of infection.”

Prevention strategy

Even though Covid-19 infections in children are generally very low, they can still carry the virus and take it back home to their parents or elderly grandparents.

“We believe that this competition will thus act as a Covid-19 prevention strategy for schools in that it will allow them to further educate learners about the dangers of the virus while ensuring that both learners and teachers adhere to the rules and regulations,” she added.

“Sanlam has been running Back to School competitions for many years now. Every year, at the beginning of the school year, we introduce a competition. The competitions have an element of supporting either learners, schools themselves or teachers.

“As a friend of education, we believe in the importance of education for every child and see ourselves as an important player in education,” she said.

The competition is Sanlam’s way of giving back to the community in a way that is fun and exciting for the schools.

“Last year, we ran a competition were learners walked away with back-to-school hampers and learners from different schools across the country participated,” Graig recalled.

Going the extra mile

Sanlam will be looking at which school is working hard to stick to the Covid-19 regulations to ensure the safety of its learners as well as going the extra mile with innovative ways to go about this.

Voting for the winners is up to the public - the school with the most votes wins. This is done to ensure the fairness of the competition. Schools are thus encouraged to have their learners and other members of the school like the Sanlam Facebook page and like the posts of their respective schools.

Terms and conditions

The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools in Namibia.

Three schools are eligible to win the N$5 000 prize for their school.

Participating schools must send a video or pictures and tell us how they are fighting Covid-19 at their school.

Sanlam will post the pictures and or video to its Facebook page and the school with the most likes walks away with a cash prize of N$5 000 to use to buy material to further fight Covid-19.

The money can only be used to buy material to fight Covid-19 at the school.

The competition closes on 11 February 2021.

To participate, schools must send either pictures or videos to [email protected] or WhatsApp them to 081 150 1999. Schools can send as many pictures as they like, as long these clearly show how the school is fighting Covid-19 or how they are promoting the Covid-19 safety regulations at their school. The video clip should not be more than two minutes long.

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