Junior mayor makes major contribution

10 February 2019 | Education

Windhoek’s junior mayor, Reschelle Beukes, made a huge contribution to the Mount View Secondary School by donating a containerised classroom valued at N$200 000 and that will be used to teach 40 grade 12 learners.

Speaking at the handover, Beukes – who is a grade 12 learner and the reigning Miss Windhoek High School – said she became aware of the needs of the school when NUST’s planning department told her about its lack of space. During a visit to the school, acting principal Sean Moller told her that the grade 10s of 2017 were ranked 14th in the Khomas region.

“I realised immediately that this is a school with potential and that I would love to be part of the future of these learners. This was just another confirmation to me that I was at the right place to invest my time and passion to support my fellow learners,” Beukes said.

She managed to get hold of the container after approaching individuals and various businesses in her community for sponsorships.

According to a maths teacher at the school, Brenda Kanguatjivi, the new container classroom will motivate learners to perform better. “We really have to appreciate the work of this young person who lent a helping hand to bring about change in the lives of others, God bless her.”

Moller said the school currently has almost 500 learners with 17 teachers and was in desperate need of more classrooms. The learners are taught in 12 classrooms and four tents.

Mount View Secondary School was established in the Okahandja Park informal settlement in 2015 and it accommodates mostly learners from the most disadvantaged communities. – Nampa and own report

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