More support for SPES

25 November 2019 | Education

The Step out of Poverty through Education, Encouragement and Support (SPES) organisation – a charity established to serve Namibia’s less fortunate children and youth – received a welcome donation of N$120 000 from the Capricorn Group.
The money was used throughout the year towards the development of one of the many schools that SPES supports across the city’s most impoverished areas. The anonymity of the schools is safeguarded to ensure the protection of the minor children who are educated there.
Last Friday, the Group visited one of these schools to see the progress there. The money sponsored by Capricorn was used to construct a portable precast classroom structure and erect two toilets connected to the sewerage system.
The school uses these toilets by pouring water into the tanks, making it flushable. Once the school obtains municipal approval for running water, it would eliminate the need to buy and carry water from outside school terrain. A fence and a lockable gate to secure the property were also added.
During the visit, the cheerful, singing kids received Christmas gifts and enjoyed cake with their guests.
SPES spokesperson Esme Coetzee said, “It was important for us to ensure that the agreed-upon deliverables of the project took place promptly, as per our commitment towards the Capricorn Group.”
SPES also supports and uplifts 25 pre-schools in the informal areas of Windhoek through a holistic approach and works around some of the practical challenges they have as best as possible.
During the visit, Capricorn Group’s Financial Director, Jaco Esterhuyse, thanked SPES for the work done. He encouraged the kids to work. “Remember that education is the one thing that will make all things possible for you.”

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