Winds of Change Foundation Chairman Willem Dolleman, accompanied by LTWP staff and other invited guests handed over two new classrooms to Gatab Primary School.
Gatab Primary School, which was started in 1967, currently hosts 422 pupils. The new classrooms will serve class 7 and 8 pupils and have proven timely as schools across the country strive to maintain social distancing protocols ordered by the national government to stop the spread of Covid-19. Learners across the country have been forced to learn outside as schools try to adhere to Covid-19 prevention protocols.
Underscoring the value of unity and collaboration, Willem Dolleman finished his remarks by calling for unity among the community. “We need to pull together to make a difference in the lives of our friends and families. Alone a finger is weak, but together they make a strong fist,” he said.
LTWP CEO, Jon Zaidi, encouraged the pupils to dream big. “The only limitations you can have are the ones you put on yourself, so never put limitations on who you are,” he said. He further encouraged the pupils to pursue learning, in keeping with LTWP’s value of always seeking excellence, telling them, “Enjoy the process of learning and always seek knowledge.”
Jackline Mayana Lentoror, a former pupil at Gatab Primary School, and currently a HSE Officer at LTWP noted the importance of the project by mentioning the struggles she endured while at the school. “In my time we didn’t have concrete classrooms. These classrooms will reduce the stress on the pupils and allow them to excel,” she said.
Gatab Primary School Principal, Shadrack Lengoyiap, expressed his gratitude to Winds of Change Foundation, “I believed that this dream would come true. In 2019, the tractors started moving and today we have well-constructed classrooms for our learners. I am grateful to Winds of Change Foundation and LTWP for building these classes.”
Winds of Change Foundation is committed to enhancing the livelihoods of the communities around the wind farm by helping improve access to education.
Also in attendance at the handing over were the Sub County Director of Education, Mr. Andrew Galgidede, Area Chief Hosea Lemuni, and South Horr/Kargi MCA Assunta Galgitele.