Nursing a culture of reading

25 February 2020 | Onderwys
Elizabeth Joseph



Reading is the greatest equaliser and the only key to a fruitful and successful life. The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) recognised this and made a donation to the ministry of education, arts and culture that would not only help teachers have more reading material for learners, but also ensure that each Namibian child knows their roots.

NFCPT CEO Victor Pea said they hope this donation will spearhead a reading culture not only to learn, but for enjoyment.

Education ministry representative Sarah Negumbo said this is the start of a long journey of imparting a reading culture that will last forever.

“We are aware that these books are an investment not only in the lives of the children but also in our lives as teachers,” she said.

“These books are straight from the soil and tell stories from Namibia for the Namibian child.”

They will serve as the basis of teaching learners about the socioeconomic challenges faced by Namibians on a daily basis.

“Improving the quality of education is one of the areas of great interest and very dear to the trust. In order to improve that quality, we as stakeholders are required to pull resources together and invest meaningfully towards acquiring the much-needed educational materials, hence this donation,” Pea said.

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