Likwaterera Primary School receives classroom blocks

The Likwaterera Primary School in the Kavango East Region received a block of classrooms valued at N.dollars 500 000 and many school items from retired German Diplomat Wolfgang Fiedler here on Thursday.

The classrooms were handed over by Fiedler and his family who have been assisting Namibian schools since 1978.

So far the Fiedler family has assisted 53 schools in Namibia.

Speaking at the official handing over of the block of classrooms Fiedler said he raises funds by speaking to businesses and families in Germany in order to support schools in the country.

Fiedler said he I still going to construct a fence to close of the school at Likwaterera as well as a hostel that will accommodate 104 learners.

Kavango East Education Director Fanuel Kapapero expressed gratitude towards Fiedler and his family saying the retired diplomat has been a longstanding friend in education for the region.

For many years now Fiedler and his family have been donating books, classrooms, hostels, and stationaries to various schools in the region, Kapapero said.

He said the donors together with the regional education management decided on Likwaterera as the school has a need for additional classrooms due to overcrowdedness.

The education director said the government really appreciates Fiedler's assistance especially during a time when the economy of the country is not doing well.

On his part, Rundu Rural constituency councilor Michael Shikongo the Likwatere Primary school is honored and privileged to receive new a block of classrooms which is a sign of development coming to the region.

Shikongo said donations of this magnitude empowers learners to achieve their full potential and allows the government to get closer to its development goals.

Likwaterera Primary School has 255 learners and 8 teachers.

Source: Namibia Press Agency