A helping hand reaching far

The Namibian Ports Authority, through the Namport Social Investment Fund (NSIF) recently donated stationary and educational material to the Queen Sophia of Spain Primary School, situated 80 km from Otjiwarongo towards Otavi in the Otjozondjupa region. The donation valued at N$50,000.00 will be used by the 200 learners enrolled at the school.

The Queen Sophia Primary School officially opened its doors to the marginalized farming community and is situated on a resettlement farm. The school’s principal, Mr Patrick Sishwashwa, said that the school is special as it caters for the neediest of people in our community. “Most of the parents are either employed as farm workers or are unemployed and survive on the social grant from the government”. Sishwashwa said.
He further reiterated that although the school gets financial assistance from the government the funds can never cater for all the needs and donations such as this one from Namport is always a welcomed relief.
The school currently runs a curriculum from grade 0 to grade 7 and the teaching aids and stationaries received will be used for all grades. Mr Sishwashwa thanked Namport for their willingness to share with those who do not have regardless of the economic situation being experienced countrywide. He further appealed to other entities to follow the outstanding example set by Namport as the school still has future projects it intends to embark on.
Since its inception in 2006, NSIF which focuses on four pillars of entrepreneurship, environment, health and education has left its foot-prints in all 14 regions of the country by ensuring that the fund makes a positive contribution to the upliftment of community members from the various regions.
The Fund has so far spent close to N$20 000 000 in its focus areas. It recently also donated science kits valued at N$34 000 to the Flamingo Secondary School in Walvis Bay amongst other donations.

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