Learners at Berg Aukas Primary School received a donation of 283 school uniforms to the value of N$ 60 000.00 from Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb on Friday, 26th January 2018.
Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Senior Manager: Social Performance, Isai Nekundi reiterated the company’s commitment to Namibian education and the Harambee Prosperity Plans aim of strengthening educational institutions.
“Being afforded an opportunity to be in school, is one of the greatest gifts that anyone can receive, it is therefore important that you use this opportunity to equip yourself with as much knowledge as you can. We expect you to thank us by working hard, doing your homework and most importantly respecting your teachers” Nekundi said.
“Education is not exclusively government’s responsibility, we can all play different roles in the quest to ensure that learners receive the best education on our watch. Both government and the private sector can contribute in building a better and educated Namibia” he added.
According to Nekundi all Namibian citizens are equal shareholders in education and should ensure that every child is afforded an opportunity to study in the most dignified manner that will inspire them to become better citizens who will strive to change the world.
Berg Aukas School Principal, Racheal Hangara-Uariuavi thanked Dundee for their contribution to the school. “We will do our best to ensure learners are equipped with the necessary skills that will make them productive citizens of the Namibian country” she said.
“Today Dundee made our dream a reality, giving our learners school uniforms. This will motivate them, to come to school and do better in their studies. What you handed over today will put pride in our learners, the school, all parents and the community of Berg Aukas. I want to whole heartedly thank Dundee for their contributions” said Hangara-Uariuavi.
Also in attendance were Ministry of Education Regional staff members, teachers and the Otjozondjupa Education Regional Director, Simon Tsuseb and school board members
About Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb:
Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb is located just outside the town of Tsumeb, in the Oshikoto region. The Smelter is the closest town to Etosha National park and is linked by rail to the Atlantic port of Walvis Bay, blister copper and sulphuric acid are products of the smelter.