- Published on Friday, 14 February 2014 09:54
Radiowave and Lions Club host another successful Operation Bright Start
Operation Bright Start was founded on the belief that each and every child deserves to start their education off on a solid foundation and that they will be unable to do so if they lack access to basic reading, writing, and educational materials.
Radiowave staff, Lions Club members, and learners from the Round Square club at St. Georges College teamed up to collect money (as well as any physical stationery donations) for this initiative.
Street collections took place at various intersections in Windhoek in early-morning rush hour traffic on Friday January 17th, with a shopping mall collection taking place at Mearua Mall on Saturday the 18th.
Enough money was collected, and donations received, that 500 Bright Start packs (containing basic stationery supplies such as pens, pencils, a ruler, eraser, exercise books etc. as well as a handy drawstring bag to carry it all in) were prepared to be distributed to grade 1 learners within Windhoek and in the surrounding areas.
Holger Sirloucomb of the Windhoek Lions club explained that close on N$ 32 000 in monetary donations were taken in, but that when one added the value of the donations of physical stationery and exercise books, the value of this year's Operation Bright Start collection stood at well over N$ 40 000.
Schools that have benefited from this initiative include the Theo Katjimune Primary School in Windhoek as well as the Fyfrand Kamp School in Okahandja, among others.