NEO Paints Giving Back To Namibia

Eileen van der Schyff

NEO Paints has been creating a Namibian legacy spanning more than 66 years. Today, after the big socio-economic impact from COVID 19, NEO Paints is once more there to give back to Namibia and its people.

In a competition run by NEO Paints Namibia earlier this year, the DRC School at Mondesa, Swakopmund was one of the five lucky projects to receive 200 liters of free paint. The competition closed on 31 July 2020. The managing Director of NEO Paints Namibia, at a paint hand-over to the DRC School Project and Community Centre at Mondesa, Swakopmund, was greeted with a traditional song and dance from a group of the school on Friday,13 November 2020.

Mr Victor Boshoff, Managing Director of Neo Paints Namibia, after a traditional song and dance from the mixed group of the school, handed over the paint to the Supervisor and teacher of the DRC School Project, Mrs Bernice Eixes. The group of performers, consists mainly of older children who could not find place in other schools. These children form a mixed group at the school where they receive education until they will be placed in other schools. The school has three classes, a pre-primary, primary and a mixed group class.

At the handover, Mr Boshoff from Neo Paints explained that Neo Paints is made in Namibia by Namibians. Mr Boshoff highlighted the importance for children to go to school, stay in school and work hard in order to go to college or university to learn a trade to make their own Namibian Products. By sponsoring the paints, Neo Paints wants to ensure learners enjoy going to school and hope the improved classrooms will make going to school a pleasant experience for the learners. Mr Boshoff invited the school to send him photos of the finished project and wishes to visit the school again in the near future.

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