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Grandview Klein Diamonds, Local Partners Donate to Primary School

Policies & IssuesJun 06, 2023

Grandview Klein Diamonds, Local Partners Donate to Primary School

The donation to a school in Namibia included computer equipment, infrastructure repair and sanitary wear.

Grandview Klein Diamonds and Phillipine Angula Development Investments’ Eros Primary School donations
Grandview Klein Diamonds and Phillipine Angula Development Investments held an event at Eros Primary School in Windhoek, Namibia, to unveil the companies’ joint donation of computers, laptops and sanitary wear.
New York—Grandview Klein Diamonds and its local Namibian partners at Phillipine Angula Development Investments made a large donation to the Eros Primary School in Windhoek, Namibia, last month.

Grandview Klein has been a De Beers Group sightholder since 2008, operating at their facility in Windhoek.

The companies refurbished the computer room and donated other pieces of computer equipment. 

Also included in the donation were 2,000 sanitary pads for the young women at school, a donation co-sponsored by The Diamond Girls jewelry store in Boise, Idaho. 

The donation was made in support of Namibia’s National Development Plan, Harambee Prosperity Plan and Vision 2030.

“The Grandview Klein Diamond Group donation to Eros Primary School is a great step towards building a better future for Namibian learners. It ensures that learners have access to modern and advanced e-learning platforms and addresses a basic need in empowering [girls],” said Bryan Eiseb, acting executive director of Namibia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy.

“The donation shows that companies operating in Namibia are not just focused on profit but are also committed to contributing to the community.” 

The computers and laptops are an essential learning resource for the students, Grandview Klein noted. 

“In today’s digital age, it is imperative that students have access to technology that will help them acquire the skills they need to succeed in life,” the company said. 

“These computers and laptops will provide the students with an opportunity to develop their computer literacy skills, which are essential for the modern-day workplace.”

The donation of sanitary products will enable girls to attend school regularly and confidently, ultimately making a positive impact on their academic performance, the company added.

Lastly, the donation of funds needed to refurbish walls and floors destroyed by recent rainstorms will bring an added level of safety to the school.

The state of the school’s infrastructure has been a source of concern for some time, the companies said, and this donation will go a long way in addressing that issue, allowing students and teachers to have a safer and more conducive learning environment.

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Grandview Klein has worked for years with retail partners to find avenues to contribute to Namibian society.

Last year, the company donated dialysis machines to a clinic.

Grandview Klein Diamonds President Moshe Klein said, “When we came to Namibia in 2007, our goal was not just to create jobs in our factories and provide training for Namibian citizens throughout our operations, but also to embark on various corporate social responsibility initiatives aimed at improving the lives of the people of Namibia. 

“I truly believe what we are doing will have a long-lasting impact on the lives of the students and staff at the Eros school, and we are grateful for their partnership and support.” 

Dignitaries and special guests at the donation event included Eiseb as well as Kornelia Shilunga, deputy minister of Mines and Energy; Faustina Caley, deputy minister of Education, Arts and Culture; Louise Shixwameni, deputy executive director of the Ministry of Public Enterprises; Brent Eiseb, CEO at Namibia Diamond Trading Company; and Jacobina Hamata, principal of the Eros Primary School.

“This donation couldn’t have come at a better time, whereas computer equipment is critical to the education of the Namibian child,” said Hamata. 

“The generous donation from Grandview Klein Diamonds and Phillipine Angula Development Investments is not an end in itself—it is a means to an end. An investment in education is an investment in the future.”

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