ONIIPA: The Oniipa Constituency Councillor in the Oshikoto Region, Vilho Nuunyango is urging businessmen and women to support learners and students.
Nuunyango said this in an interview with Nampa after he donated 6 000 sanitary pads to eight schools at Oneputa Combined School in the Oniipa circuit of the Oshikoto Region on Monday.
He said the business community should assist the learners with stationery and other basic needs, especially during the beginning of the year.
Nuunyango said that giving back to the learners and students will be a good opportunity to motivate learners to perform well.
‘Our learners are not inspired enough because there are no people who motivate them with gifts so they can feel motivated to perform better in their academics,’ said Nuunyango.
He said that elders hold a high responsibility to invest in the learners’ school performances and maintain their behaviour.
‘As elders of our society, we strongly need to encourage our learners to behave well because they are the leaders of
tomorrow,’ Nuunyango said.
He also encouraged parents and guardians to advise their children on the danger of drugs and alcohol abuse.
‘I encourage all the parents to advise their children not to do drugs or consume alcohol as this harms them,’ he said.
Nuunyango donated the sanitary pads to Oniipa Primary School, Omwandi Gwelago Primary School, Omukwiyu Gwemanya Combined School, Oshilulu Combined School, and the Onampadhi, Oneputa, Onalulago and Onzinzi combined schools.
He said there are five more schools that he will assist before the end of this year and plans to assist more schools next year.
Nuunyango said he is committed to supporting girls for now as they are mostly faced with challenges during lessons.
‘We want to make sure that the adolescent girls are safe in schools compared to the past when they were never taken care of, which also demoralised them.’
Source: The Namibia Press Agency