SWAKOPMUND, Sept. 13 – Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) donated 60 computers to schools in the Oshana Region, after receiving collective efforts from stakeholders during the 2016 National Fish Consumption Day (NFCD) Gala Dinner held in the Oshana Region.
Subsequently, the Trust has identified schools within the Oshana region to donate computers to the tune of N$ 560,500.00.
“This gesture is in line with the aspirations of the Harambee Prosperity Plan, where we as a Government have identified the need for the accelerated roll-out of Information Communication Technology infrastructure, to aid in the development of Information Communication Technology literacy; which is relatively low, especially within Rural Namibia,” said Mrs Eveline Stephanus (Marketing and Communications Manager – NFCPT).
A total of thirty schools within the Oshana region will benefit from the donations, and each school which will receive two computers. The funds used to procure the Information Communication Technology equipment, were as a result of the spin-offs of the Annual National Fish Consumption Day.
It is through the National Fish Consumption Day that the Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust ploughs back into the communities where the National Fish Consumption Day is held. The festival is rotated annually through-out all the regions in the country.
The 2017 National Fish Consumption Day was launched on 11 August 2017 in Walvis Bay and festivities will take place in Nkurenkuru, Kavango West region. The gala dinner will take place on 20 October 2017 followed by the market day on 21 October 2017. – Marshallino Beukes