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Namibia Book Collection

Date Posted: 24/04/2018 | Posted In: Latest news

The Interact Club from QE have continued to adhere to their motto of ‘service before self’ by organising a collection of books and teaching resources for a primary school in rural Namibia. The chosen school serves a wide catchment area and teaches 240 pupils, many of whom board there during term time due to how far they must travel. The Namibian government contributes 53p per child per day to the school and parents pay £90 per year in fees with donations making up the remaining funds. 

Members of the Interact Club were able to gather 32kg of materials which were delivered to the school by the group’s co-ordinator, Nancy Wall, during the Easter break and put to good use almost immediately. She explains: ‘It’s incredibly easy to forget how lucky we are in the United Kingdom with regards to access to education, the education system in Africa is very different and not everyone can afford to send their child to school. The Namibian children loved the books and started to read them within an hour of my arrival. We hope to continue supporting this school in the future’.