Rössing Uranium hands over infrastructure to Willem Borchard Primary School
(8 August 2022)

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 Development Goals.

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 direct involvement.

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  

Issued by:

Daylight Ekandjo
Manager: Corporate Communication
Rössing Uranium Limited


Kaino Nghitongo
Advisor: Communication
Tel: +264 520 2436
Fax: +264 520 1506
Cell: 081 316 2885
Email: Kaino.nghitongo@rossing.com.na