Young engineers spark hope

On 27 April, the Namibia Society of Engineers (NASE) held a community service day at the Pionier Boys' School in Windhoek.

07 May 2019 | Short News

Elizabeth Joseph



The NASE approached the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, offering to help them in identifying a project that they can assist with.

The ministry uses Pionier Boys' School as an interim storage facility for desk and chair frames, and learners from this school fix the furniture, it seemed a good project to embark on.

Khomas education director Gerard Vries said the NAS offer came in handy, because it would mean that the tasks would be finished at a faster rate.

“Our biggest concern at this moment is with primary schools, so that is where the first desks and chairs will go to,” he said.

The beneficiaries

In the first round, Okekas Primary School, where classrooms have been built but not yet inaugurated, will benefit.

Second will be the Martti Ahtisaari Primary School, where classrooms are currently under construction.

In the next round, the ministry will be focusing on pre-primary schools.

The principal of Pionier Boys' School, Orgill van Wyk, said the school has always been proud of being a part of great initiatives and looks forward to seeing the end result.

All in all, the day was filled with laughter and a room full of people who are making a difference in the life of the Namibian child.

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