WINDHOEK, Feb. 23 – The National Institute for Special Education (NISE) for the 17th consecutive year received an annual donation from Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL). A total of 360 cases of non-alcoholic beverage brands, where handed over to the Institute, which includes the School for the Hearing Impaired; School for the Visually Impaired, and also the Môreson School for the Mentally Impaired.
Principal of the School for the Hearing Impaired, Manuel Oberholzer shared with great excitement that the NBL sponsorship continues to make a huge difference in the existence and financial status of the school.
“NBL’s support gives us hope and makes us strong. Their generosity makes a significant difference in all our lives. We generally use these annual donations from NBL for fundraising purposes, in addition to treating our guests and learners with some great tasting soft drinks during the year. We are very grateful, and appreciate it very much,” said Oberholzer.
Marelize Fransman, Principal of the School for the Visually Impaired, stressed that the annual donation by NBL contributes significantly to the fundraising activities of the school.
Speaking at the handover, Senior Brand Manager at NBL, Robin Rhode said, “We are very delighted to once again make this donation to NISE. It is priceless to see how grateful the kids are as is always evident by their bright and smiling faces. Today is also testament to our commitment to the O&L Group purpose of ‘Creating a future, enhancing life’. This relationship with NISE started in 2001 and we have always enjoyed engaging with, and being part of the growth of these amazing schools through various initiatives which also includes supporting clean-up campaigns on the schools’ premises. These children are very special, and so are the teachers and leaders who committed themselves to running these establishments and making the best of it.”
NISE has been in existence for more than 21 years and accommodates close to 500 learners at the School for the Hearing Impaired; School for the Visually Impaired and Môreson School. – NDN Staffer