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Etunda targets January 2018 to open primary school and hostel

Etunda targets January 2018 to open primary school and hostel

Thirty six tonnes of cement, a gift from Ohorongo Cement, arrived earlier this week on the farm of Founding President, Dr Sam Nujoma in the Otjiwarongo district, for the construction of the hostel at Etunda Farm Primary School. The school expects to open its doors in January 2018 to some 200 learners from the district.

Ohorongo PRO, Esther Mbathera (right) did the honours on behalf of her employer, presenting Dr Nujoma in person with the big donation. “The donation and the delivery of the cement are to honour the pledge by our Managing Director, Mr Hans-Wilhelm Schütte, during the opening of the Etunda Clinic in May this year. We are aware of the huge infrastructure challenges that our education sector is facing. This donation is to ensure that the children in the rural areas of the Otjozondjupa region are able to access education without limitation.” she said.

This week’s donation follows in the wake of another 34 tonnes of cement donated to Etunda last year for the construction of the Etunda Clinic. In collaboration with the German charity, Support Ulm e. V, Ohorongo has also donated medical equipment to the clinic.

At the ceremony on Farm Etunda, Mbathera said the donation is to enhance the government’s agenda for access to quality education. Dr Nujoma stated “I commend Ohorongo Cement for this gift to our children. We want the hostel and the school to start operating as soon as possible and this cement will help accelerate the construction process.”


 

 

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