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Computers and cash for Linus Shashipapo

The principal of Linus Shashipapo Secondary, Mr Faustinus Shikukutu, (left) with the vice-chairman of the board, Mr. Eugen Likuwa, the Minister of Agriculture, Hon John Mutorwa and Mr. Thaddius Maswahu of Standard Bank. As an alumnus, the minister is also the school’s patron.

The principal of Linus Shashipapo Secondary, Mr Faustinus Shikukutu, (left) with the vice-chairman of the board, Mr. Eugen Likuwa, the Minister of Agriculture, Hon John Mutorwa and Mr. Thaddius Maswahu of Standard Bank. As an alumnus, the minister is also the school’s patron.

Linus Shashipapo Secondary School at Ndiyona in the Kavango East Region, is the beneficiary of a substantial donation by a local bank, following a request from the school’s management for assistance. The school’s patron, Minister of Agriculture, Hon. John Mutorwa attended this school.
Standard Bank Namibia recently donated N$40,700 and five second hand computers to the Linus Shashipapo Secondary School. The rural school with 526 learners is about 120km east of Rundu.
This donation is the response to an appeal from the school’s management led by its patron, to raise funds for the school’s renovations in preparation for its 40th anniversary in August this year.  Handing over the donation, Standard Bank Namibia’s Head of Marketing Thaddius Maswahu encouraged the learners to perform well in order to become top achievers at the end of the year. “I challenge you all to study very hard in order to see yourselves as top achievers in academic excellence at the end of this year. In that way we will know that our contribution today has paid off and we see the positive fruits of your success and hard work,” said Maswahu.

The school is named after the late Giricku Chief, Linus Shashipapo, whom Mutorwa described as an ardent educator and disciplinarian. Mutorwa was among the first learners and teachers when the school opened in 1974. He commended the bank for being first to heed to the school’s request for assistance to help improve education.
“For today’s eventful ceremony and in my capacity as the school’s patron, I join the school management, school board, teachers, learners and the entire school community in deeply thanking Standard Bank Namibia for the valuable financial and material donations that we have just been given. You are the very first to have done so. At the same time I also urge our learners to take advantage of the resources they have received to excel academically,” said Mutorwa adding that education is a collective responsibility between both the private and public sectors.

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