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Special needs learners receive TV’s to stay abreast of current affairs

Special needs learners receive TV’s to stay abreast of current affairs

The National Institute of Special Education (NISE) received a sponsorship handover of three 55 inch HiSense Smart TV’s valued at around N$25,000 from MultiChoice Namibia.

The donation came after calls for assistance to help the the institute fulfill its commitment to their hearing impaired learners.

Manuel Oberholzer, Principle at institute said the donation will really make a difference to the school.“With this donation students will be able to stay abreast of current affairs within the education learning discipline,” he informed

While Roger Gertze, General Manager for MultiChoice said smiles lit the room up as 130 pupils shared in the joy of the precious moment, because MultiChoice heard their call and answered it.

“As a broadcast media entity we continue to enrich the lives of our Namibian children through entertainment and in line with our vision of enriching lives we are pleased to have joined NISE’s efforts towards positively elevation the lives of the hearing impaired,” emphasized Gertze.

The National Institute of Special Education is co-located with two other special schools, a school for the visually impaired and a school for children with learning disabilities. The school has been education hearing impaired pupils since 1995 and at inception they had 10 learners and 1 teacher now it houses 149 students and 18 teachers.



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Mandisa Rasmeni

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.