Learners at Ondundu Primary school can now attend classes regardless of the weather as the school received raincoats to the value of N$40 000.00 from Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb on Wednesday, 18th April 2018.
Attending the event was Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Social Performance Senior Manager, Isai Nekundi, Oshikoto Regional Councilor for the Tsumeb constituency Honorable Lebbius Tangeni Tobias, representing the Mayor of Tsumeb Cllr. Ingenesia David, The Oshikoto Circuit Inspector Gottlieb Gee Shikongo, Ondundu Principal Juliane Nakale, teachers and learners.
According to Nekundi, the initiative to donate raincoats came after a Dundee employee driving to work on a rainy morning witnessed learners who had been soaked running through puddles of water on their way to school. Although the learners had been soaked by the rain, it did not dampen their spirits and they had smiles on their faces as they continued their journey to school.
Nekundi praised the learner’s determination to receive education. “Your determination to get to school and get your education despite the circumstances you face is nothing less than admirable. As a responsible corporate citizen, Dundee firmly believes in the importance of education for the development of our nation and for the overall benefit to humanity” he said.
“The quest to educate each Namibian child is everyone’s and not only the government’s responsibility. We can all play different roles in the mission to ensure, learners receive the best education on our watch. We can all contribute in building a better and educated Namibia” he added.
Nekundi concluded by wishing the learners well on their examinations, a great academic career and thanking the Ondundu management team for accepting the Company’s gesture on behalf of the learners and recognizing the importance of the need that is overlooked by many.
Oshikoto Regional Councilor for the Tsumeb constituency Honorable Lebbius Tangeni Tobias, thanked Dundee on behalf of the Tsumeb community and commended them for responding positively to the Presidents call to build the country together.
”We are all as Tsumeb community beneficiaries from Dundee. On behalf of the Tsumeb community I wish to thank Dundee for the wonderful donation they gave to Ondundu School. They have responded positively to the call from His Excellency the President of the President of the Republic of Namibia Comrade Hage Geingob of holding hands and building this country together. I thank them for taking care of our children!”