Special treat for Meerkat kids

26 November 2018 | Education

Elizabeth Joseph - Last Friday, some learners who are part of the Amos Meerkat project, went on a train ride to the Omeya estate for a day of learning and fun.

More than 150 learners from four schools, including Rose Pre-Primary School in Okuryangava, went on the trip.

When asked why they chose these particular schools, the main coordinator, Lorraine Brink from Business Connexion (BCX), said they are passionate about giving back and wanted to encapsulate the heart of Christmas with the trip.

“The Omeya Private School gave us their school grounds to host this event and we are thankful to them,” Brink said.

The day started off at the TransNamib train station in Windhoek, where the young learners lined up and waited for the signal from their respective teachers to board the train.

With excitement running high, the children chanted and sang Christmas carols. Wanting to make the most of the trip, it was a struggle for the teachers to contain the children and prevent them from leaning too far out of the train windows.

To make their day even more special, Santa Claus joined the fun, although to begin with, most of the children were a little frightened by him. However, they soon warmed up after he handed out plenty of presents.

“Most of the children who were present have never experienced this before and it was a pleasure for me to see their smiles and to have been a part of it all,” Brink said. Some of the main sponsors included BCX Namibia, Metro Cash & Carry, Omeya and Namibia Media Holdings.

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