PNWA donates school shoes to learners

• By Staff Reporter

PROJECT Never Walk Alone (PNWA) handed over a total of 350 pairs of school shoes to underprivileged learners at Greenleaf Primary School in the informal settlement of Okahandja Park, on the outskirts of Windhoek last week.

The handing over of the school shoes was filled with performances by some of Namibia’s top talented musicians, namely Tswazis, Top Cheri, Ethnix, Toivo the Drummer, and traditional performances by the pupils of Greenleaf Primary School.

ABOUT PROJECT NEVER WALK ALONE

Project Never Walk Alone is a non-profit making initiative and all funds generated solely go towards the buying of shoes.

It is an initiative of MTC spokesperson, Tim Ekandjo who started off with a contribution of N$100 000 to buy at least 292 pairs of shoes to kick-start the project on a positive note last year.

The project has a dedicated bank account with Standard Bank called ‘Never Walk Alone’ and on an annual basis this account and project activities will be audited and the reports will be shared with every sponsor that contributed to the project in the interest of good governance and transparency.

The project has employed volunteers who on a daily basis take care of the day-to-day administration. 

Speaking at the handover a fortnight ago, Ekandjo encouraged the children to work hard in school, pass with flying colours and become the best they can be.

He also reiterated that their dreams are valid and urged them to continue to dream big.

Ekandjo thanked all the stakeholders, most especially Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC) that made the donation possible.

NDTC was represented by its CSI manager Terence Kavendjii.

Ekandjo also said that he will donate a total of 100 school uniforms to Greenleaf Primary School. 

The principal of Greenleaf Primary School, Chanville Mackrill thanked PNWA for being a beacon of hope in Namibia.

PNWA has now delivered a total of 2 650 brand new pairs of shoes barely seven months since its launch in August last year.