Omutaku CS receives tables and chairs

Omutaku Combined School (CS),which was early this year reported in the media that it faces shortage of chairs and desks, received a donation of 300 chairs and 300 tables from Omualu fishing company.

The chairs and desks worth a combined cost of N.dollars 138 000. Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernhard Esau was on Friday at the school to officially hand over the chairs and desks.

The school faced shortage of classroom desks and chairs dated back in 2016, resulted in the school management to request many of the affected learners to provide their own.

The chairs and desks will benefit the learners who were reported to be learning

while sitting on the floor due to lack of classroom desks and chairs, Esau told those attended the handover event.

According to the Minister, Omualu Fishing Company's donation of chairs and desks demonstrates the company's practical Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Easu urge the management of the school to ensure that the desks and chairs are used properly, and are regularly maintained so that they may last for a long time, for the benefit of future learners.

He also called upon members of the business community, and other

well-wishers, to come forward to assist in meeting the many needs of the

school.

'This school needs our help, let us come forward and show that we care for

our learners,' he said.

Speaking at the same event, Chairman of Omualu fishing company Johannes

Nanyeni, said sea resources are for all Namibians who need to

benefit from what is harvested from the sea.

'The chairs and desks were made by the Eenhana Vocational Training Centre

and the money remained in the region as local skill was used,' said Nanyeni.

Nanyeni also asked the school management and learners to maintain the chairs and

desks for the benefit of the future generation.

Established in 1979 at Omatunda village in the Ohangwena Region with 40 learners taught under a tree, the school currently has a 770 learners enrolment from the pre-primary to nine grade and has 21 teachers.

Principal of the school, Lusia Haulofu told those present that former learners of the school in March also donated 28 tables, local Motorvec branch donated 20 chairs and 20 tables and B2 Gold Mine donated 80 tables and 80 chairs to the school in August.

Haulofu revealed that the government in June this year also purchased and delivered 80 tables and 80 chairs for Grade nine learners, as a promise made after the school was upgrade to Grade nine in 2018.

Now we need additional four classrooms, administrative block, ablution facilities, library, science laboratory, school hall and teachers' house, She noted.

Source: Namibia Press Agency