Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb recently presented Tsumeb’s Ludwigshafen Primary School with close to N$96 000 through the Dundee Community Trust.
The money, which was donated on Thursday, April 6, will help towards purchasing materials and supplies such as an electronic school bell, fencing to extend the school yard, burglar bars for classroom windows, furniture and computers. In addition to materials and supplies for teachers and learners the funds will go towards creating a garden for the school.
Dundee social performance senior manager, Isai Nekundi, outlined that the company has a strong social and corporate responsibility towards communities in which it operates. “Dundee gives particular importance to education, and school-going children are the key to shaping our country’s future,” he said.
The company has donated N$555 778.54 since the start of the year 2017. The money has gone towards education, social welfare and the environment. The donations have been used to train teachers, upgrade buildings, provide food for children, upgrade the Tsumeb district hospital paediatric ward, for cleaning campaigns as well as to cover general community expenses.
“Dundee gives particular importance to uplifting the standard of education facilities and services utilised by the Namibian youth because we believe today’s school-going children will become the shapers of Tsumeb and Namibia’s future tomorrow,” said Nekundi.
Ludwigshafen Primary School principal Jannie Xamiseb thanked the company for their generous donation. “We are grateful that Dundee has a soft spot for the school and the education of the Namibian child,” said Xamiseb.
Dundee Precious Metals Tsumeb has been true to its community development core value, which coincidently falls in line with the HPP’s robust blueprint to eradicate poverty in Namibia by 2025.
The recent donation is one of Dundee’s responses to President Hage Geingob’s Harambee Prosperity Plan’s call for teamwork and cooperation between the public and private sectors in order to reduce poverty and uplift living conditions of the less fortunate.