Charitable contributions by the Chinese benefactors are helping with the maintenance and infrastructural development of Namibian school.

Highline Secondary School in Goreangab suburb in Namibian capital, Windhoek has been benefiting from the Chinese help for over five years now.

According to Highline Secondary School Principal, Mesag Kandjii, the social assistance coordinated by the youth league of the Chinese Communist Party, provided through the Chinese Embassy in Namibia to the school has been instrumental in aiding the school infrastructure and environment curating.

“If it were not for the charity of the Chinese, the school could have lost its good shape. Assistance provided has indeed aided fruitfully in the area of infrastructure development and maintenance,” he said on Monday.

The assistance has not only been limited to maintenance and renovation, but to environment care as well. “The school also boasts of plants that were donated and planted with the assistance of good Samaritans from China. Certainly, it also meets government half way as we did not have funds for renovation,” he added.

Contributions from China heeds to the call by Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Katrina Hanse-Himarwa on stakeholders and development partners for the provision of cash or in-kind support for the construction and/or maintenance of education facilities across the country.

In the interim, “we continue to provide education to our children in well maintained school, aided by the Chinese Embassy which has had a positive impact,” said Kandjii.

Highline Secondary School accommodates 735 students and offers Chinese language lessons weekly. The school is also a beneficiary of the Namibian Chinese Ambassador’s Scholarship Program. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/