On Thursday, 4 August 2022, Rössing Uranium handed over infrastructure to Willem Borchard
Primary School (WBPS) in Okombahe, Daures Constituency.
The infrastructure support was made available to the school as the set-up around the Feeding
scheme kitchen only provided a corrugated iron sheet shelter for the cooks with no tables and
chairs inside and with no seating for the learners when they come for their meals. The kitchen
was moved to the back of the school yard and the cement tables and chairs that are
constructed will now serve as formalized seating for the learners supported by the Feeding
scheme. The same area can also be used for assembly or other meetings the school might
have. The fence at the back of the school has also been reinforced.
Rössing Uranium also approached the Namibia Institute for Mining and Technology (NIMT) in
Arandis to partner in the project. They refurbished desks and chairs that were broken and
unused at their cost and Rössing transported the desks and chairs back to the school where the
learners are now making use of the revamped furniture.
This support is defined under Rössing Uranium’s “Bigger-Than-Me Project’(BTMP) which aims
to stimulate collaboration between stakeholders and beneficiaries, thus having an end result
that has a bigger impact than what Rössing Uranium would have achieved on its own. The
project is segmented into seven components, which are in support of 10 Sustainable
Daylight Ekandjo, Rössing Uranium’s Corporate Communication manager said: “Annually,
Rössing Uranium proactively identifies social performance activities that are long-term and
focused on improvements in quality of life. As such, our approach was to identify a primary
school within the Erongo region with whom Rössing Uranium could establish a relationship over
three years – therefore supporting the concept of making an impact that will last beyond our
With this support, close to 400 learners at the school can now enjoy their break time meal on
comfortable chairs and tables. The school’s feeding scheme kitchen has two cement work
tables as well as a sink for washing vegetables and cutlery and crockery that was installed.
Sitting on the ground next to the kitchen or in the classrooms during break time will now be a
thing of the past!”
The infrastructure support was done with a Rössing Uranium based contractor Shipanga
Enteprises, who also employed residents from Okombahe for the building project.
|Children at the new tables and chairs waiting for their breakfast
||Daylight Ekandjo (RUL Manager Corporate Communication) and Ralph Bussel (NIMT Executive Director) pictured with Willem Borchard Primary School's Board Members
|Daylight Ekandjo - RUL Corporate Communication manager
||Grade 1 learners being taught Alphabet at newly constructed table
|Grade 1 learners being taught Alphabet at newly constructed table
Manager: Corporate Communication
Rössing Uranium Limited
Tel: +264 520 2436
Fax: +264 520 1506
Cell: 081 316 2885