By Confidente Reporter
EIGHT classrooms constructed by B2Gold, and 36 080 square meters of land were donated for future school facilities by Ohlthaver & List Group at Otavi Primary School.
At the celebratory event, B2Gold Namibia officially handed over the classrooms and an ablution block, which cost over N$1, 23 million to build.
Otavi Primary School hosts 829 learners and 26 staff members, and had its Grade 4 to Grade 7 learners temporarily placed at Khorab Secondary School premises, occupying Khorab’s hostel rooms. The new classrooms have now enabled four of the Grade 4 classes to move back to the primary school’s site. The other new classrooms are being utilised as two pre-primary classes, a temporary library and the principal and HOD offices.
The O&L Group handed over a large plot valued at N$1, 5 million which will enable further development at the school such as the construction of a hostel which will benefit more than 200 learners who require accommodation as many of them are from farms in the region.
Further developments on the land will also make provision for a school garden and sports facilities.
Speaking on behalf of the O&L Group, real estate development manager at Broll Namibia, Joe Tshekuzah said, “We are aware of the critical role we play in supporting Government’s Growth at Home strategy while strongly supporting the collective vision of eradicating poverty as outlined in the principles and goals of the Harambee Prosperity Plan. As such, we embrace our obligation as a responsible corporate citizen by improving and uplifting the lives of our people through education and youth development, as well as health and community care. We support initiatives that are sustainable, enhance the lives of community members and conserve our natural resources.”
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