A generous donation for BVET

On Monday the 26 September 2016 the Waldorf School Windhoek received a generous donation from the Pupkewitz Foundation. These equipment’s worth N$ 26,000 were handed over by Meryl Barry, CEO of the Pupkewitz Foundation while visiting the school and includes tool boxes, safety equipment and welding machines. The donation is a huge contribution towards improvement of the quality concerning the vocational training stream of agriculture/horticulture. The BVET (Basic Vocational and Training Programs) program was recently established and offers vocational training integrated in the high school curriculum to give learners a chance to receive a national registered qualification in a practical field, such as agriculture, office administration, electrical installation and hospitality and tourism.

The school also has agreements with organisations in Germany concerning job attachments, which means that pupils from the Waldorf School are able to gain work experience overseas.

From left to right (photo above): Mr Rüdiger Wolf, BVET coordinator Waldorf School Windhoek, Ms Elanza Van Wyk, Pupkewitz Foundation Administrator, Mrs Meryl Barry, CEO of the Pupkewitz Foundation, Shirley Kruger, Foundation PA and Mr Christian Bosse, CEO Waldorf School Windhoek together with grade 8 learners of the Waldorf School Windhoek

Text and Photos: Valeska Brodie