Exams are easier on a full belly

Learners in the Kunene Region will not be distracted by the thought of writing the upcoming school examinations on an empty stomach, all thanks to the Turkish Embassy. Turkey joined in helping with drought relief aid by donating 2850 bags of maize, each weighing 12.5 kg. The donation was done through their development agency, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). It is earmarked to bolster the school sustenance programme in the Kunene Region. The donation came at an opportune time as currently most children are preparing for examinations. When the ceremonial handover was done this week, the bulk of the consignment was already on the road to be distributed in Opuwo from where it will be forwarded to Grade 10 and 12 learners in all schools in the region. Receiving the aid at the office of the Prime Minister at their warehouse in Prosperita, Windhoek, are from the left, the Director for Disaster Risk Management in the Office of the Prime Minister, Japhet Iitenge, the Ambassador of Turkey to Namibia, His Excellency Deniz Çakar, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Hon Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah and a Ministry of Education inspector. (Photograph by Musa Carter) See article on page 12.

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