Chinese embassy donates bags to Monte Cristo Primary Project School

The people's Republic of China through its embassy in Namibia, have donated schoolbags to learners of Monte Cristo project School in Windhoek on Tuesday through the Panda Packs Project.

Chinese ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said, over 1075 school bags were donated to the School through which also benefited 13 Namibian school from five different regions as well as two other African countries.

He also indicated that the Chinese government wants to support education and improve the livelihood of the Namibian people, especially children.

Paulus Lewin whose the acting director of education directorate in the ministry of Education Arts and Culture, indicated that he wishes to see Namibia develop into a literate and a knowledge-based society.

Lewin said that he is happy that Chinese embassy has heeded the call of the Namibian Government, to assist government in its efforts to create a conducive environment where all people can participate in the effort of making Namibia a better and prosperous country.

The conditions in our society are ruining the future of our learners, hence the involvement of all stakeholders to rescue them from falling prey to the evils in society, violence and moral decay has increased in our society, and this community is no exception, said Lewin.

The school principal Elizabeth Murangi said, Only 25 percent of learners had schoolbags, which means majority of learners did not have bags. Therefore, the donation came at the right time especially during the rainy season as rain ruin their books.

Source: Namibia Press Agency