From dusty tents to mobile classrooms

The O&L Group donated two mobile classrooms valued at N$700,000 to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, for Monte Christo Project School, earlier this week. At a joyful event, the Executive Chairman of the O&L Group, Sven Thieme (centre right) officially presented the classrooms to the Permanent Secretary, Sanet Steenkamp (centre left), who accepted the donation on behalf of the ministry. Between the two, wearing her traditional Herero dress stands the principal, Elizabeth Murangi.The Monte Christo Project school, which currently only accommodates Grade 1 learners, was founded in February this year. The school has 212 learners, seven teachers and two cleaners. Enjoying their new learning space, the pupils were only too keen to have their photograph taken in one of their new mobile classrooms. (Photograph by Musa Carter)