18/11/ – 20/11/2017
As already reported, I have received donations from my family again with which I can get something useful for the school in Otjimuru. After consultation with Anna, the principal, it is time. Tjoola, a teacher of the school, kindly drives me to Opuwo, about 100km away, in order to go shopping: correction pens, printing paper and encyclopaedias for teachers as well as pens, erasers, sharpeners, glue, booklets, etc. for the students. Incidentally, “Help ’n’ Travel” increases the existing budget of €150.- by another €50.- so that five school bags can be purchased as well. These school bags will be awarded to the most successful students after the examination phase starting on Monday. Since the seller believes she has to scan each item individually, it will probably be the longest receipt of the day.
The children as well as the headmistress are extremely grateful after my return. They are pleased with the purchase and they happily have their photos taken with the new school supplies for the donors at home.
Moreover, the construction in Otjimuru is completed. At the weekends, the doors were already installed in the four classrooms. And today, on Monday morning, the actual construction is completed by casting the tread in the two wings. In a few days, the painters will come. Nevertheless, it already looks good!
After the final step, the construction team moves to Omanguete where, thanks to FLY & HELP, a donor for the construction of a school hostel has been found. Of course, reports will follow shortly.
This year, FLY & HELP has once again stepped up their game regarding acquisition of donations for the Kaokoland. It makes me incredibly happy to see what has happened here since my last visit and what else is to come. Good work!