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Learners from 25 local schools benefit from mask donation

Learners from 25 local schools benefit from mask donation

Approximately 2200 face masks were donated to 25 local schools through the #CoverNamibia campaign by Arba Stature, a local social impact agency in partnership with Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL).

The masks will help curb the spread of COVID-19 especially to the to learners who resumed face-to-face tutorials and examinations.

Rene Duffy, Global marketing Manager at NBL said they are proud of this partnership, which turns out to be such an empowering tool for the beneficiaries of these masks.

“This support should simply be testament to our commitment and passion for Namibia and her people, and we must trust that this humble support will go a long way in creating a future and enhancing lives,” she added.

Founder of Arba Stature, Ama Owusu-Agyemang, described the initiative a a deeply collaborative effort by Namibians for Namibia.

“Using creative solutions to accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Africa is what drives the agency and we believe that times like these demand collaborative efforts on such initiatives for Namibia,” she emphasised.

She said on a broader scale, some of their solutions have been adopted by the African Union, TikTok and World Health Organisation Africa, all towards an aligned vision of development for the continent so it brings them immense pride to be backed by NBL on the Cover Namibia campaign here at home.

Paulus Lewin, Khomas Regional Council Acting Director of Education, Arts and Culture said they have faced many challenges over the past months to prevent, contain and manage the impact of COVID-19 on the teaching and learning process

“This donation will contribute significantly to the efforts made thus far to ensure continued teaching and learning and it will go a long way in forming part of the initiative of the Directorate to encourage conscientious hygiene amongst learners to stop the spread of the virus amongst the school learners,” he said.

NBL sponsored the production of the masks and they joined Arba Stature at the hand over to the Directorate, matching the donation with approximately 2200 bars of sunlight soap to the donation.


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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.