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Indonesia lends a helping hand to Spitzkoppe community

Indonesia lends a helping hand to Spitzkoppe community

The Embassy of Indonesia and members of the Ladies Association of the Embassy of Indonesia visited Katora Youth Hostel in Spitzkoppe early last month, to donate 220 bed sheets, toiletries, food items such as macaroni, milk, cereal and snacks to the 220 learners.

The Embassy and the Ladies Association were welcomed by Ms Yvon Hunes, the Patronage of Katora Youth Hostel and the 220 learners from Katora Primary School who sang local songs for the visitors.

“We hope this visit and contribution by our Embassy and the Ladies Association can not only assist the learners of Katora Youth Hostel but also enhance the friendship and cooperation between Indonesia and Namibia,” said Komalasari Basuki, the Chairwoman of the Ladies Association and the spouse of the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Windhoek.

Albertus Ganaseb, the Principal of Katora Primary School welcomed the Indonesia delegation with open arms and thanked them for the assistance given to the learners of Katora Primary School who stay in the hostel.

H.E Eddy Basuki, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia who could not attend due to prior engagement conveyed a messaged that said though resources are limited they have decided to pull the little resources at their disposal to help underprivileged children in Spitzkoppe.

“We hope that this donation may provide more comfort for the students who stay at Katora Youth Hostel and will make them perform better at school,” he concluded.

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Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and she believes education is the greatest equalizer. She received her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in June 2021. . She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.