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Books and balls for orphans

Mr Paul Sauerwein, (standing left) Principal of Otjomuise Primary School, Dr Christina Swart-Opperman, founder of the CSO Aids Orphans Foundation Trust, and Izan Engelbrecht, (seated right) with the Grade One learners of Otjomuise Primary School happily showing the books and assorted sports kit donated to the children by the Trust. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

Mr Paul Sauerwein, (standing left) Principal of Otjomuise Primary School, Dr Christina Swart-Opperman, founder of the CSO Aids Orphans Foundation Trust, and Izan Engelbrecht, (seated right) with the Grade One learners of Otjomuise Primary School happily showing the books and assorted sports kit donated to the children by the Trust. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

The week started on a high note for the youngest learners of Otjomuise Primary School when they received an assortment of books and sports kit from several sponsors to help them develop a love for reading, and to enjoy their time on the school’s playground.
The Christina Swart-Opperman Aids Orphan Foundation Trust in collaboration with clients of Book Den as well as the Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ms Nangula Uaandja, donated 372 good quality second hand reading books and eight Bibles to the Grade One learners of Otjomuise Primary School, earlier this week.

The Trust together with Book Den, launched a “Reading for Life” project last year which will continue until 2021. This project was initiated to contribute to children’s education and at the same time to promote a reading culture amongst children. Furthermore, another supporter, Mr Nico Engelbrecht from Pennsylvania, USA, donated six soccer balls, six netball balls and 19 tennis rackets. The Trust also donated 24 tennis balls and 225 packets of crayons. Dr Christina Swart-Opperman, Founder of The Trust, said that with the next collection of books different beneficiaries will be targeted. She also invited concerned individuals to keep on donating their second hand reading books. Mr Paul Sauerwein, Principal of Otjomuise Primary School, thanked the Trust and its partners for the donations and for helping the future doctors, lawyers, teachers and leaders of the nation. The Trust will continue to help improve the quality of life of children affected by HIV/AIDS. This is in line with its vision of contribution towards social reform in Namibia and they do this in respect of the  human dignity and rights of children and applying funds with integrity, said Dr Christina Swart-Opperman.

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