The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) recently donated N$50 000 towards construction of a school hall for Romanus Kamunoko Secondary School in Rundu. The school currently has to rent larger premises when its learners are required to sit for exams.
At the handover DBN CEO Martin Inkumbi said he and many of his colleagues attended schools with limited facilities. However, with determination to learn they were able to rise to the challenge and improve their prospects in life.
Addressing the learners, Inkumbi said diligent study would lead to a higher quality of life in adulthood. He told the learners that although they should set aside some time for relaxation, they should place a high degree of emphasis on their studies.
He added that learning was a partnership between the parent, the teacher and the learner and that all three should be actively engaged in the education of the learner. He said parents and carers should take an active interest in the progress of learners and endeavour to assist if learners fall behind.
Inkumbi concluded by saying he hoped some of the learners would one day join the bank as valued, knowledgeable employees.
In addition to finance provided for private tertiary, secondary and primary educational facilities, the bank provides support for public sector schools through its social responsibility programmes, including assistance with upgrading hostel facilities at one school and support to a school damaged by flooding in the north.