Ohangwena governor Usko Nghaamwa continued to support Omungwlume Senior Secondary School initiative of constructing a school hostel for the learners by donating an Ox for the school fundraising gala dinner.
The first ever gala dinner will be held at the school on the 22nd June to raise funds towards the construction of the much waited learners accommodation.
Nghaamwa previously solicited a consignment of 58 500 super bricks which were donated to the school a while ago.
In a speech delivered on his behalf during the handover of the ox on Tuesday, Nghaamwa cited that the regional leadership, the management of Omungwelume Senior Secondary School together with the parents and other key stakeholders have come up with an idea of constructing a hostel at the school in order to assist the learners with a more conducive learning environment.
Learners of the school struggle to find accommodation at Omungwelume settlement due to the lack of a hostel and as such they find themselves shacks and cars and sleep under rags.
“We are therefore in a process of acquiring some construction materials in the meantime, while raising funds through other means to make our dream a reality,” said Nghaamwa.
Speaking at the same occasion the school Principal George Nanghanda said he was overwhelmed with excitement by the donation made to the school by the governor.
“The idea of constructing a hostel for the school started a long way back and we are currently at the point where Namibian are seeing our struggle of raising the needed fund for the construction of the hostel,” he said.
Nanghanda called on all Namibian to come in number to assist the school in making the hostel a reality.
The school was established in 1976 and it currently has 587 learners out of which only 102 are in the care of their parents. More than 300 learners are left to care for themselves in the locations in the vicinity of the Omungwelume settlement.