Old scholars plough back

Former scholars of two coastal schools are making a significant difference for learners currently walking in their footsteps.

09 June 2019 | Local News

Cecilia Onesmus-Nakashole; NPS Headmaster: “It is in line with our efforts to put hygiene first…”

Narraville - Otis Finck

The Narraville Old Scholars Association (Narosa) officially started distributing funds generated by the organisation this week.

Narosa purchased and facilitated the installation of liquid soap dispensers and toilet paper dispensers in the 20 toilet facilities at Narraville Primary School (NPS). The organisation also supplied liquid soap and other cleaning material with utensils to the school. The combined value of the donation is N$27 340.

Bidvest provided the dispensers at a very reasonable price and did the installation free of charge.



Narosa chairperson Zane Jansen said the organisation saw it fitting to contribute towards the fight against hepatitis E currently experienced in the country and at the same time improve conditions at the two local schools.

“I started my educational journey at NPS 42 years ago and it feels good to plough back as a former learner. We would like to sustain this initiative and therefore need partners (parents and businesses) to donate liquid soap, toilet paper and cleaning material. In addition Narosa will focus on repairing broken toilet pots, hand wash basins and tiling the toilet facilities.”

NPS headmaster Cecilia Onesmus-Nakashole welcomed the donation.

“This means a lot for us. Learners work in groups at school and we will encourage the teachers to educate them on how to wash their hands properly. It is in line with our efforts to put hygiene first, especially due to the huge number of learners we have and the hepatitis E outbreak we are facing. Many of our learners are from disadvantaged communities, and they do not have the luxury of toilets and taps at their disposal.”

Narosa also facilitated a donation of ten 25 litre containers of paint from Hempel for De Duine.

The organisation then paid for the painting of the passages and pillars, the pillars of the school hall and staircases at the school.

The group further ensured that the school gate and damaged parts of the boundary wall were repaired. The cost of this amounted to N$26 000.

Principal Anton van Wyk said it was a proud moment for the school.

“It is encouraging that former learners from Narraville have taken a stand to improve conditions at our schools since we are struggling to secure sponsorships. The image of the school and its environment have definitely been enhanced by the gesture from the old scholars.”

Jansen said the organisation was still looking to acquire white paint to revamp the wooden frames and structures of the passages. The upgrading of the netball court is currently ongoing. This will enable the school to host matches and other schools.

“Narosa needs support and can only succeed with assistance of the community. Funds are coming in at a slow pace and the needs are many fold. Those that gave can be proud. This achievement belongs to all of them. Old scholars, teachers and those from Narraville able to contribute must come on board and bring the positive changes we want to see in our community.”

The main objectives of the association is to promote the welfare of the schools through the co-operation of former learners, in the form of scholarships, bursaries, incentives to teachers, contributions, donation and funding for identified projects.

“The success of Narosa depends on the involvement of all old scholars. Our strategy is to target 1 000 former students and teachers to donate N$100 per month to help fund the projects we have planned. The association was registered as a Section 21 company (not for gain) with the ministry of trade and industrialisation, and auditors were appointed,” concluded Jansen.

Similar News

 

Walvis Bay budget to be tabled today

8 hours ago | Local News

Council usually conducts the tweaking process of its annual budget for the coming financial year at this time of the year. Residents of Walvis Bay...

Mayor pleads for adherence of protective measures

12 hours ago | Local News

Walvis Bay Residents have an obligation to protect themselves to the best of their ability in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Walvis Bay...

Maatskaplike werker open spens

2 days ago - 26 May 2020 | Local News

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Te midde van die heersende Covid-19 pandemie, is daar egter nog steeds barmhartige Samaritane wat in tye van nood...

Gold mine donates to Otjimbingwe

3 days ago - 24 May 2020 | Local News

QKR Namibia Navachab Gold Mine recently donated food parcels consisting of maize meal, tinned fish and cooking oil to vulnerable members of the Otjimbingwe community.Handing...

Club comes to players’ aid

1 week ago - 20 May 2020 | Local News

Kuisebmond Blue Waters Sport Club handed food parcels to its cricket, netball and soccer team players.The coastal-based club, which was founded in...

Daures residents to benefit from SPYL donation

1 week ago - 19 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Erongo branch of the SWAPO Party Youth League (SPYL) donated food parcels worth N$15 000 to the office of the governor. Each...

Ouma Haoses steek 104de kersie aan

1 week ago - 19 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Magrieth Haoses het haar eerste asemteug op 5 Mei 1916 op ’n plaas by /Gurus in die Hardapstreek gegee. Vandag, 104...

Ondersteuning vir enkelouers

1 week ago - 18 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] Twee inwoners van Swakopmund, George Olivier en Bianca Dronia, het ’n maand gelede die Better Life Project gestig. Olivier, die trotse...

Chameleons defy death

1 week ago - 15 May 2020 | Local News

Swakopmund • [email protected] They are tiny, slightly unbalanced on their feet and yet very feisty.Six Namaqua chameleons that are common in the desert close...

Food for Usakos residents

2 weeks ago - 14 May 2020 | Local News

Usakos • [email protected] The organisation Sons and Daughters of Usakos donated food to the value of N$50 000 to less fortunate residents of the...

Latest News

Discovery of human remains puzzle

12 hours ago | Crime

Swakopmund • [email protected] in the Erongo region are puzzled after human remains were discovered in the desert at Farm Lewater between Uis and Henties Bay.“We...

Long weekends and discounts promote...

12 hours ago | Tourism

Swakopmund • [email protected] After the easing of travel restrictions, many Namibians used the past long weekend to take a mini break, and thanks to...

Mayor pleads for adherence of...

12 hours ago | Local News

Walvis Bay Residents have an obligation to protect themselves to the best of their ability in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, says Walvis Bay...

Erongo Red closes shop temporarily

12 hours ago | Business

Walvis Bay •[email protected] Erongo RED ordered employees working at their head office (excluding pay points) to vacate the building until Friday. This...

Back to square one for...

18 hours ago | Health

President Hage Geingob has just announced that at midnight on 1 June 2020, all 14 regions with the exception of the Walvis Bay Local Authority...

Covid patient fights for his...

1 day - 27 May 2020 | Health

Walvis Bay Another Namibian national has tested positive for Covid-19. The patient is currently in a critical condition and attached to a ventilator at a...

Bank decontaminated and sanitised

1 day - 26 May 2020 | Banking

Walvis Bay • [email protected] A number of people are on high alert in Walvis Bay after a truck driver who tested positive for...

Unverified information creates confusion ...

2 days ago - 26 May 2020 | Health

Walvis Bay • [email protected] The news that a truck driver tested positive for Covid-19 in Walvis Bay over the weekend, triggered a flood...

Maatskaplike werker open spens

2 days ago - 26 May 2020 | Local News

Walvisbaai • [email protected] Te midde van die heersende Covid-19 pandemie, is daar egter nog steeds barmhartige Samaritane wat in tye van nood...

Load More