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Ohorongo Cement Accelerates the Completion of Etunda Farm Primary School Hostel

Published on: 12 July 2017
Ohorongo Cement’s Esther Mbathera handing over the cement to the Founding Father Dr Sam Nujoma
Ohorongo Cement’s Esther Mbathera handing over the cement to the Founding Father Dr Sam Nujoma

Ohorongo Cement through its social investment arm Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust (OOCT), donated a further 36 tons of cement, towards the completion of the Etunda Farm Primary School’s hostel on Tuesday (11 July 2017).

The hostel and school which will accommodate about 200 leaners is expected to open its door to the children residing in the rural areas of the Otjozondjupa region in 2018.

“The donation and the delivery of the cement are to honor our pledge made by our Managing Director, Mr Hans-Wilhelm Schütte, during the opening of the Etunda Clinic in May this year. We are aware of the huge infrastructure challenges that our education sector is facing. This donation is aimed at ensuring that the children in the rural areas of Otjozondjupa region are able to access education without limitation,” said Esther Mbathera the Public Relations and Corporate Communication Manager at Ohorongo Cement, who handed over the donation.

Mbathera added that the donation is to further enhance government’s agenda for quality and access to education.

36 tons of cement
36 tons of cement

Founding President Dr Sam Nujoma received the cement and thanked Ohorongo Cement for honoring its pledge to the school saying, “I comment Ohorongo Cement for this gift to our children. We want the hostel and the school to start operating as soon as possible and this cement will help accelerate the construction process”.

Initially, Ohorongo Cement also donated 34 tons of cement towards the construction of the Etunda Clinic and this additional donation brings Ohorongo Cement’s contribution by towards the Etunda Farm Primary school and Clinic close N$800 000. This includes the donation of medical equipment for the Etunda Farm Clinic valued at N$600 000, which was donated by OOCT in collaboration with Support Ulm e.V, a non-profit organization based in the German town of Ulm.

Categories: Donations, Media Releases, Ohorongo Otavi Community Trust

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