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Omusati business tycoons invest in education

Omusati business tycoons invest in education

Maria David
THE Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) Northern chapter members together with Chicco Group of Companies and Kambwa Trading last week increased their Corporate Social Responsibility by supporting Erastus Shapumba Junior Secondary School at Otamanzi.
The Minister of Justice, Sacky Shanghala, has urged teachers to serve as role models and invest in their professional development. Shanghala made the call during the circuit prize and awards giving ceremony.
During the occasion, Shapumba, donated an amount of N$50 000 in cash and kinds, of which N$30 000 cash, Maize meals worth N$10 000 and an ox at value of N$10 000.
While, Sheehama of Kambwa Trading donated 100 bags of maize meal catering the Grade 10 learners who are camped for study purposes at the school and Shanghala in donated N$ 5 000 cash to the school respectively.
Shapumba urge the learners to become frontiers of change as we celebrate the independence we share as one people and encourage the leaners to make use of their talents as they shine as role models in order for them to prosper and become great citizens in their future.
He also beseeched the Teachers and staff to help learners to achieve the promise of their potential and emphasize the importance of team work at schools.
He further stressed the respected learners, that it is an undisputable fact that education is a key and cardinal tool towards the achievement of the noble ideals of vision 2030.
“This requires all the sectors of Namibia to be fully engaged in advancing the ideals of vision 2030,” he stated.
Also speaking at the same occasion, Shapumba outlined that the contribution made by the company is part of the Chicco Group of Companies’ education support programme, which subsidises ambitious and promising learners in education and has been growing over the past five years to its an annual budget.
“As we say in our rich African culture, by lending a hand in nurturing and humanizing our children, you are also helping yourselves and your families. Indeed, you are making it possible for all of us to live in a safe, caring, loving, democratic, value-based and prosperous society,” said Shapumba.
He said that the government cannot educate the nation alone without collaborative support of other stakeholders.

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