Computer access boosts quality education
The Tsumeb smelter operator, Dundee Precious Metals, realising the importance of computers in education, this week presented five schools with 37 computers during a ceremony as the Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Information Centre. The donation of more than N$180,000 was made through the smelter’s Corporate Social Investment arm, the Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb Community Trust.
“Dundee has taken the initiative to donate computers to your schools because we know that through this donation your work capacity will be elevated and at the same time also enhance the quality of education of the learners,” said Lot Muteka, Information Management Manager at Dundee Precious Metals.
Stating his employers core value, “Community Investment.” Muteka said Dundee has a strong social and corporate responsibility to the communities it operates in. “Dundee gives particular importance to uplifting the standard of living of the youth of Tsumeb especially of the school-going children who will become the shapers of Tsumeb’s future” he said.
The beneficiary schools are Tsumeb Gimnasium Private School, Etosha Secondary School, Francis Galton Primary School, Opawa Junior Secondary school and Tsumeb Secondary School.
“The reality is that DPMT is really investing. I don’t know what we will do without Dundee. We are tremendously thankful for the computers because in the end when you invest in education, everyone benefits” said Elizabeth Murorua, the principal of Tsumeb Secondary School.
The donation is in part to celebrate the recent commissioning of the Dundee’s new sulphuric acid plant at a project cost of over N$2.6 billion. Dundee’s IT department will assist the schools with the installation and setting up of the equipment.