Basketball Players Rewarded for School Achievements

The Basketball Artists’ School (BAS) in Katutura last Saturday rewarded junior players for their performances at school.

BAS was founded in 2010, and is a collaboration between the Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) and the German non-profit-organization ISIBINDI.

In a statement issued to Nampa by the NBF on Tuesday, it was stated that the awards were the first for the new Grade 6 learners who had joined the daily BAS after-school program in January this year. The children have tutorial time every day, comprising life skills and basketball.

The motto is “Education First – Basketball Second”.

The BAS awards’ ceremony was attended by children, parents and coaches.

NBF acting president Andrew Masongo and NBF Secretary-General Nande Kayala both encouraged the children to continue improving at school, and to work hard in basketball as well.

Learners who received awards are as follows:

From A.I. Steenkamp Primary School: Seketias Gomeb (Highest Result in English and Maths, and Most Improved in Maths) Immanuel Hanstein (High Level in English and Maths) Tireemukuru Toromba (High Level in English and Maths) Javier Nghishilenapo (High Level, and Most Improved in English) and Norman Diamond (High Level in English).

Mandume Primary School: Jinola Garises (High Level in Maths) and John Diamante (Most Improved in Maths).

People’s Primary School: Xavier Hikopua (Most Improved in English and Maths).


Source : The Namibian