WINDHOEK: The Michelle McLean Children’s Trust (MMCT) and Bank Windhoek Spring School was officially launched here on Friday.
Speaking during the launch, MMCT Educational Officer Marietjie Katthage said the trust remains committed to the youth of Namibia, improving their quality of life by means of basic education, encouraging them to recognise opportunities and to unlock their limitless potential by realising their dreams and thereby, inspiring them to “be the positive change” in the world.
“We continue to live out the vision by means of education in conjunction with Bank Windhoek for the 12th consecutive year,” she said, adding that as part of their 20th anniversary, the trust has decided to take the Spring School nearer to children in northern Namibia.
This means it will this year take place from 27 to 31 August in the Caprivi Region at Caprivi Secondary School; in the Kavango Region at Rundu Secondary School; and in the Oshikoto Region at Etosha Secondary School.
The initiative targets Grade 10 and 12 learners.
Speaking at the same occasion, the Education Inspector for the Khomas Region, Lourencia !Gaoses thanked the Michelle McLean Children’s Trust and Bank Windhoek for initiating the Spring School.
She said the participants are so successful because the initiative adds value to the education the students currently receive, using the finest chief and principal examiners as well as experienced and results-driven teaching staff.
Bank Windhoek Communications Practitioner Nora Ndopu said the demand for the Spring School by learners and schools prompted the bank and MMCT to take the project to the regions so that it can benefit more learners.
She said Bank Windhoek, through its Social Investment Fund, has increased its contribution in the Spring Scool to N.dollars 50 000.
Ndopu then wished the Grade 10 and 12 learners all the best in the upcoming examinations.
The initiative gives the learners the opportunity to better themselves in subjects such as mathematics, physical science, accounting, biology and English.