On the 27th of July, Donatus Primary School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the school’s new computer lab, sponsored by B2Gold Namibia. The event was attended by staff and learners of the school, and representatives from the school board, Regional Directorate of Education, Arts & Culture, and B2Gold.
The equipment in the new computer centre included 42 computers, two air-conditioning units and a server room – a sponsorship to the value of almost N$350,000.
In his keynote address, the Chairman of the Donatus PS School Board, Simon |Oxurub, thanked B2Gold for playing a pivotal role in helping the school’s learners to bridge the ICT gap: “Primary school educators nowadays deal with children of the digital or net generation; that is, with children that were born into a world where breath-taking digital technologies have become commonplace. Thus, with the inception of the computer lab, underprivileged learners with little or no experience in working with computers, now have an equal and accessible opportunity to learn and explore the new world that ICT infrastructure can offer.”
Hester Campbell, Principal of Donatus, confirmed that the centre is “a dream come true. The donations received from B2Gold Namibia will be utilised to improve the learning and teaching standards of the school. This donation will benefit the learners of immensely and will have a lasting impact on the future of our great school.”
The funding of the computer lab falls within B2Gold’s CSR mandate to support Education – both on a regional and national level.