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Mother nature unforgiving – windstorm destroys school structure in Rundu

Mother nature unforgiving – windstorm destroys school structure in Rundu

The school hall structure at Ruben Makarango Combined School was recently destroyed, by a heavy windstorm experienced in the Sauyemwa location in Rundu.

The structure was built in 2018 as part of the school’s capital project with contributions from parents and the school community.

Acting School Principal, Maria Kudumo said the damage will negatively affect the school’s activities as the facility served as an exam venue.

“The hall served as an exam venue for our learners and a waiting area for pupils who attend the afternoon sessions, it is a challenge especially during the rainy season because learners will now have to wait under trees,” she added.

Kundumo further indicated that the facility was also used for income-generating purposes as communities surrounding the school often hire the facilities for private events and community meetings.

“Roof sheets of the school feeding programme’s kitchen were also blown, but no injuries were recorded and although the cost of the damages is yet to be determined, the structure was constructed for N$150,000,” concluded Kundumo.


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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.