Parents of San school going learners at Okondjatu and Motsomi schools on Monday expressed appreciation over the donation of school shoes to their children by the Central North Regional Electricity Distributor (Cenored).
Cenored purchased the 235 pairs of black school shoes at a cost of over N.dollars 23 000, and handed them over to Okakarara Constituency Councillor Vetaruhe Kandozoru, who requested them, on Monday.
Kandorozu the same day passed the donated shoes to a parent who represented the community members at the handover event, Luther Kanguu Ripunda.
“We are really pleased by both Cenored and the Okakarara constituency councillor for this donation to our children who really needed them most during this winter,” said Ripunda, explaining that shoes were needed by the learners at all times; when cold, and also during summer when the soil is hot.
On his part, Kandorozu said his office had written a letter to request Cenored two weeks ago to assist by donating shoes to the San learners in Grade 1 and Grade 10 who walk barefoot to school.
“We identified these learners; a total of 65 at Okondjatu and 170 at Motsomi primary together with their foot sizes,” said Kandorozu.
Okondjatu Combined School is situated in the Okakarara Constituency in the Otjozondjupa Region, while Motsomi is in Aminius in the Omaheke Region where these San learners are attending school.
Public Relations Officer of Cenored, Charlie Matengu at the event told Nampa the donation was made under the corporate social responsibility of the company.
“I can tell you that this is not the end of it, we will continue to assist our community members wherever we can and possible,” said Matengu.
Cenored distributes electricity to both the Otjozondjupa and Omaheke regions.