N$50 000 for Read-a-thon

19 November 2018 | Education

As part of programmes that are related to this year's Read-a-thon that took place at the Outapi multipurpose youth centre recently, the FirstRand Namibia Foundation Trust donated N$50 000 towards book prizes.

This year's theme was “Read Namibia: Power saved is power generated, brighten the future” to encourage the development of reading skills and to promote reading habits among all Namibians, while at the same time educating the learners on ways to save power.

“The foundation is committed to creating a better world, and what better way than to encourage a love of reading, and a literary culture among Namibian children and youth,” said Erastus Amakali, the bank's Outapi branch manager.

Erastus said that the FirstRand Foundation was happy that 116 learners actively took part in the project and hoped that they would treasure their books and also encourage others to start reading.

The Read-a-thon is a week-long reading and book festival held in schools every year, culminating in the National Read-a-thon Day. The aim is to develop a love of reading and a reading culture in Namibia.

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