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Dagbreek gets a sip of soda pop splash

Paul du Plessis (left), the principal of Dagbreek School receiving the cheque from Pottie de Bruyn, Country Sales and Marketing Manager of Coca Cola. (Photograph by Hilma Hashange).

Paul du Plessis (left), the principal of Dagbreek School receiving the cheque from Pottie de Bruyn, Country Sales and Marketing Manager of Coca Cola. (Photograph by Hilma Hashange).

Dagbreek School for the disabled also shared in the spoils of a promotion by softdrink maker, Coca Cola Namibia Bottling Company, when the school received a smaller donation as part of the large teaser offered in a country-wide competition.
Coca Cola on Wednesday handed over a cheque of N$5000 to Dagbreek, stating that it is part of its corporate social responsibility. The smaller donation was revealed during the announcement of the N$500,000 winner of the “One Million Reasons to Believe in Namibia” competition. Established in 1970 as a educational centre in Windhoek, Dagbreek School delivers a specialised service in teaching and development of learners with intellectual disabilities and includes learners with Down Syndrome, Autism, Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).The school currently accommodates 120 learners between the ages of 6 and 18 years and offers hostel accommodation to 28 of its learners. Plans to build another hostel to accommodate an extra 32 learners are currently in the pipeline. Paul du Plessis, the principal of Dagbreek School thanked Coca Cola for its generous donation and said that the money came at a much needed time. The committed principal is highly regarded in education circles for his enthusiasm to ensure that disabled learners achieve some level of independence.

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