Warmth for learners in winter

Employees of a local company donated items to keep learners warm in the winter season.

14 July 2019 | Local News

Tjiro Tjirare; MedHealth; We are targeting to reach and bring some warmth to as many kids as possible…”

Swakopmund - Otis Finck

Metropolitan staff members handed over a donation of blankets, hoody tops, hand gloves and beanies to learners of the DRC school project and community centre.

The learners were also treated to a bowl of hot soup.

The school was established by Ivanna Kriner in 2004 and completed 15 years of being in existence in June.

It accommodates 70 (pre preschool and preschool learners) in two class rooms. Afternoon classes are also presented for kids that could not be placed. Three permanent teachers and two Red Cross volunteers share the teaching responsibilities.

Staff members of MMI holdings collected the items as part of a charity drive by the company.

The holdings company under its life assurance client facing brands and medical aid administrator has a country wide footprint of 18 Metropolitan Swabou and 12 MedHealth branches.

“We are targeting to reach and bring some warmth to as many kids as possible in Windhoek and Swakopmund,” explained Tjiro Tjirare the business development consultant for MedHealth one of the companies under the MMI holdings umbrella.

Metropolitan Swabou sales manager Mateus N Namhila also gave an undertaking to return to the school and do more for the learners in the foreseeable future.

Kriner welcomed the gesture wholeheartedly.

“We are very grateful. Winters are very cold and the kids need the warmth. It’s also nice to see companies are thinking of the kids, assisting and interested in communities. ”

She added that the maintenance aspect of the school requires quite a significant amount of cash.

“We experience quite a bit of wear and tear due to the huge number of kids (Between 70 and 100) going through the facility. We are also trying to provide as much meals as possible to the children.”

The school also has a printer and internet access. Assistance are provided to learners who have to research and complete projects as well as print out material for projects.

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