Oranjemund school secures half a million dollar in funding from Namdeb employees
Mara Beukes, the go-getter principal of Ambrosius Amutenya Combined School in Oranjemund, has been instrumental in securing another major contribution for her progressive school.
Last week, Ms Beukes and her school management had reason to celebrate when Namdeb handed them a sponsorship of N$515, 112. The money was contributed by Namdeb employees as part of the Namdeb Employee Social Responsibility Fund, established just over twenty years ago for employees to support social causes in their personal capacity.
Barely five years old, Ambrosius Amutenya Combined School is making a massive impact in the Oranjemund society with its solid educational foundation, and the role it plays in the mining town’s community.
Principal Beukes has steered the school on its rising trajectory since its inception. During this time she has also become involved with the MakeANoise campaign, not only to improve community safety but also to create a safe learning environment for her keen learners.
She also played a key role to promote Oranjemund last year, eventually scoring her town the title of Small Town of the Year.
In another move to support Namdeb employees, the mining giant announced last week that it has signed an agreement with the Oranjemund branch of the Mineworkers Union of Namibia to guarantee Agribank loans for the employees. This will enable Namdeb employees to borrow from the agricultural bank without furnishing their own collateral.
Caption: Ambrosius Amutenya principal, Mara Beukes (centre right) with members of her school’s board and management team, celebrated a very substantial donation they received last week from Namdeb’s employees in Oranjemund.