Namibia: Old Mutual Donates Computer Software

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Old Mutual has donated computer software valued at N$20 000 to Delta Secondary School in Windhoek. The contribution is the company's way of thanking learners for achieving good result in 2011. About ten best performing schools have received items from Old Mutual. Dr. Lemmer Senior Secondary School and Romanus Kampungu Senior School will receive their donations during the course of this week.

Executive Manager, Retail Mass Market of Old Mutual, Martha Murorua, was proud to hand over the donation. "At Old Mutual, we believe that our responsibility as a corporate citizen encompasses fostering and cultivating opportunity for the future leaders of our country."

The desire to foster leadership has resulted in the formation of a strategic partnership between Old Mutual and the Ministry of Education to promote excellence in education in Namibia.

The company's continuous efforts as a private sector player are aimed at building a core of leaders for Namibia, said Murorua.

"By addressing the pressing needs of education in our country, we believe that our time and money invested will contribute to delivering the necessary skill the industry requires and enhance our competitiveness as a nation," she said.

Old Mutual will invest over N$1 million in Education Excellence Awards over three years.

"Education is truly the foundation of crafting skilled men and women for our nation and we are steadfast in addressing the shortcoming faced by the schools throughout Namibia," said Cavin Nyambe, the Director of Examinations in the Ministry of Education in his address.

"The significant contributions made have provided schools with the necessary tools and equipment to assist both teachers and learners in enhancing and executing projects timeously," Nyambe added.

"The ministry of education sincerely extends its gratitude to Old Mutual for their continuous support and commitment in improving our ducational standards throughout Namibia," he concluded.