US donation to benefit 47 schools and libraries
The United States government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will donate text books worth around N$3 million to Namibia.
US Embassy Information Assistant, Jordaania Andima in a statement said the U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Thomas Daughton will hand over 36,500 text books to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture on Thursday
Andima said 47 schools and four libraries are set to benefit from the donation, which will be distributed to selected primary and secondary schools in all 14 regions of the country.
“U.S. Peace Corps Volunteers will help coordinate the use of these publications in schools throughout Namibia to nurture a reading culture and prepare learners for the National Readathon,” she said.
The National Readathon Day is a day dedicated to the joy of reading and giving, when readers everywhere can join together in their local library, school, bookstore, and on social media in support of literacy.
According to Andima the event will also be graced by Namibia’s Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Ester Nghipondoka as well as primary school learners, teachers, and Peace Corps Volunteers.