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Milk boosts learner sustenance in Mariental

Milk boosts learner sustenance in Mariental

The DD Guibeb Primary School in Mariental last week received 552 litres of milk from Namibia Dairies (ND) as part of the annual donation in support towards the school’s feeding programme.

Director: Agri-Business at Namibia Dairies’ !Aimab Superfarm, Borney Britz said the contribution followed a recent donation of 600 litres of milk to the Moses Garoëb and Monte Christo Primary Project Schools in celebration of World Milk Month that is commemorated in June every year.

We are also proud of the DD Guibeb Primary School initiative of the school’s feeding programme, great example set by this school of making an effort to make a difference, especially in self-support initiatives. We remain committed to contribute to uplifting the livelihoods of the communities in which we operate and as a milk and dairy producer and supplier, we are humbled to give back to the community as we want to make sure that all Namibians enjoy quality of life,” he said.

O&L Group Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Coordinator, Venessa Mwiya said, “No child can learn on an empty stomach a healthy body equals a healthy mind. O&L is always happy and proud to enhance the lives of our country’s future generation, especially in contributing to providing a good learning environment, and relevant nutrition to keep the minds and bodies healthy. We are once again proud to contribute to the DD Guibeb Primary School’s feeding programme, and trust this donation will go a long way in helping the learners achieve their greatest potential.”

School Principal Alex Kamburute said their feeding programme benefits greatly from this donation.

Our children are mostly fed maize (porridge) through our feeding programme, and we are not in a position to consistently provide them with any supplements. This milk donated by Namibia Dairies annually always makes such a big difference, and contributes immensely to good health of the learners. I am truly grateful for this kind gesture by Namibia Dairies. I am confident that our relationship with Namibia Dairies will continue to go from strength to strength,” he added.

DD Guibeb Primary School currently accommodates approximately 560 learners from grades 1 to 7.

Caption: Agri-Business at Namibia Dairies’ !Aimab Superfarm, Borney Britz (2nd from the right) and Principal of the DD Guibeb Primary School, Alex Kamburute (right) serving the learners milk.

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