Berg Aukas primary learners now attend school all splendid in their new uniforms
More than 280 learners at Berg Aukas Primary School in the Grootfontein district started their school year dressed in sparkling new uniforms which came as a gift from Tsumeb smelter operator, Dundee Precious Metals.
The smelter’s Senior Manager for Social Performance, Isai Nekundi said they are committed to improve education as part of their social responsibility. School wear is just as important as physical infrastructure to help children excel at their school work.
“The opportunity to be in school, is one of the greatest gifts that anyone can receive, it is therefore important that you use this opportunity to equip yourself with as much knowledge as you can. We expect you to thank us by working hard, doing your homework and most importantly respecting your teachers” Nekundi said when the children received their uniforms.
“Education is not exclusively government’s responsibility, we can all play different roles in the quest to ensure that learners receive the best education on our watch. Both government and the private sector can contribute in building a better and educated Namibia” he said.
Berg Aukas School Principal, Racheal Hangara-Uariuavi thanked Dundee for their contribution to the school saying “We will do our best to ensure that the learners are equipped with the necessary skills that will make them productive citizens” she said.
“Today Dundee made our dream a reality, giving our learners school uniforms. This will motivate them to come to school and do better in their studies. What you handed them today will put pride in our learners, the school, all parents and the community of Berg Aukas. I want to whole heartedly thank Dundee for their contributions,” she said.