Caprivi’s youngest learners start school year with support from local lodge
A large group of Grade 0 learners got the surprise of a lifetime last week during the first week of the new school year when a nearby lodge sent them a gift of schoolbags and writing material.
Chobe Water Villas on the bank of the Chobe River, one of the properties in the suite of O&L Leisure, dispatched their General Manager, Peter Heckmair to Kasika with the special instruction to convey their best wishes to the pre-schoolers. At the same time, he took the parcels with the schoolbags and the note books to present each child with his or her own bag.
Kasika is in the Zambezi region on the northern bank of the Chobe River which forms the border with Botswana. It is right across Kasikili Island, the disputed territory Namibia lost to Botswana in a protracted dispute that eventually ended in the International Court.
Somewhat baffled at first, the 30 or so children quickly relaxed, lining up with their four teachers to capture the event in a photograph.