New classrooms at Tobias Hainyeko

Craton Foundation Trustees, Sister Roswitha Pelle (left) and Ziggy Hartmann of Craton Mining, shared the joy of opening the new classrooms with Laban Shidute, the Principal at Tobias Hainyeko Primary School. (Photograph by Amerie Bennett).

The Craton Foundation in partnership with Simonis Storm Securities and Namspace, funded the construction of two new classrooms at Tobias Hainyeko Primary School in Katutura. The official presentation ceremony took place on Wednesday.

Laban Shidute, Principal, Tobias Hainyeko Primary School said that the handover of the classrooms is an exceptional and shining example of the strategic partnership between the Craton Foundation, Simonis Storm Securities, Namspace, and the school itself. The school’s community has benefited from this investment and treasures the new facility very much, he added.
“These classrooms could not have come at a more appropriate time since the Directorate is presently soliciting support for the additional construction of classrooms from various stakeholders to elevate learners who are taught in the afternoon to the morning session”, said Director of Education, Arts and Culture, Gerard Vries.
The Craton Foundation is involved in various projects, including the building of classrooms at other schools and their Eye See the World initiative to test the eyesight of learners. At this week’s handover ceremony, Ziggy Hartmann of Craton Mining said more than N$600,000 has already been invested in classrooms for more than 30 learners each at the Olof Palme and Bethold Himumune primary schools in Windhoek.
The foundation is Craton Mining’s corporate social responsibility arm that has created lasting relations within communities since 2011. Earlier this year the Craton Foundation in partnership with Tobich Optics and the Lions Club tested the eyesight of 1642 learners, where 35 of the learners were diagnosed with eyesight problems and provided with spectacles for free.