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Schools in Kunene to get 300 computers

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The director of the Namibia San Development Organisation, Jersey Katjimune, says his organisation is ready to donate 300 computers and printers to schools in the Kunene Region.

“We are currently busy visiting 17 schools in the Kunene Region to assess the electricity needs of the schools which are to receive these computers,” Katjimune told Nampa at Opuwo on Friday.

Those schools which do not have electricity will have to be provided with solar panels, hence the organisation’s visit to the region to assess the schools’ premises.

Each school will receive about 15 computers, printers and solar panels, which Katjimune said have an estimated value of N.dollars 300 000.

The Namibia San Development Organisation was established in the Otjozondjupa Region during 2009.

Its objective is to uplift the computer skills of marginalized communities in Namibia, especially the San, Ovatue and Ovatjimba communities as well as people with disabilities.

Since its establishment, it has donated computers to over 61 schools in the Otjozondjupa and Omaheke Regions.

Amongst the schools to be visited are the Ojomuru Project School; as well as the Otjikojo, Ohaiyua, Epupa and Etoto Primary Schools, which are also set to receive solar panels as they do not have electricity.

Katjimune was accompanied by his colleagues George Tjakuva and the Kunene Region’s Education Planner, Erenst Bause.

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