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Wernhil, Broll fulfil Christmas Wish List initiative

Wernhil, Broll fulfil Christmas Wish List initiative

Wernhil and Broll Namibia presented donations to two of their Windhoek-based partner schools, Monte Christo Project Primary School and Dr Abraham Iyambo Primary School as part of its Christmas Wish List initiative for 2020, the fifth edition of the annual initiative.

The Christmas Wish List initiative gifts a winning child between the ages of six and twelve their Christmas wishes, to the value of N$6 000. The winning child also chooses one of Wernhil’s partner schools to receive a Christmas gift valued at N$6 000 and Wernhil, in the true spirit of the season, gifts the other school to the same value too, with both schools receiving their donations in the following year.

In December 2020, the Christmas Wish List initiative shared a total amount of N$68 000 between Wernhil’s two partner schools, fifteen families as part of the Family Edition, and ten children, with Sem David being the winning child. David received a soccer kit and ball, new school uniform, books, stationery and – sponsored by Optic Exclusive Wernhil – a new pair of glasses. He chose Dr Abraham Iyambo Primary School as the school he wished to support.

Concluding the 2020 edition of the initiative, and taking the needs of both schools into consideration, Dr Abraham Iyambo Primary School received 65 litres of hand sanitiser and Monte Christo Project Primary School received a safe for the safekeeping of important documents. Accepting these gifts on behalf of the former school was its Principal, Flora Petrus, and teacher, Linea Iipinge, and on behalf of the latter was Principal, Elizabeth Murangi.

“As one of the initiatives we are most passionate about, we are glad to carry it out for another year and contribute to the education of young learners. As Wernhil celebrates 31 years of existence, we recognise the need to support the communities which have made those years possible,” said Sylvia Rusch, Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Broll Namibia.

Paulus Lewin, Khomas Regional Deputy Director of Programmes and Quality Assurance; Elizabeth Murangi, Principal of Monte Christo Project Primary School; Johan van der Westhuizen, General Manager at Wernhil Shopping Centre; and Sylvia Rusch, Head of Marketing and PR at Broll Namibia.


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