THE Namibian and Navachab Gold Mine have as part of their ‘Let’s Read’ project donated a bound set of newspapers to Karibib Private School to encourage the youth in particular to read more.
Karibib Private School principal Vincent Hockey accepted the donation on behalf of the school on Thursday last week.
The school is the first to receive such a set of newspapers since the project’s halt in 2014.
The ‘Let’s Read’ project is an initiative of The Namibian that is aimed at promoting literacy and a reading culture, primarily among the youth in Namibia. It also aims to assist needy communities to have access to reading material.
The bound sets of newspapers can be used by pupils as research material. Pupils will also be able to get informed about national and worldwide news, sport, entertainment and lifestyle issues of interest to the youth.
The project will offer assistance in gathering and delivering other reading material to the needy, and particularly to rural schools.
Corporate entities can get involved in supporting improving literacy in Namibia by donating a once-off amount of N$10 000 (or N$5 000 for six months), which will ensure that a deserving institution in the country will receive a monthly set of newspapers for a 12-month period.
The Namibian will ensure that the newspapers are properly bound, indicating the name of the sponsor concerned, plus the name of the recipient school or organisation.
Sponsorships will also give people in remote and under-privileged communities opportunities to read and stay abreast of news and trends.
For more information, Elrich Tilling can be contacted at The Namibian at [email protected]
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