Namibia Publishing House and Macmillan Education Namibia value the support the Namibian corporate sector provides to education in the country. With the current learner-to-book ratio being 5:1, it is even more important to acknowledge all the efforts made by businesses and organisations that aim to address this challenge in schools in their communities.
We all have a role to play in our communities. One of many ways a business can help improve the quality of education in their localities is taking on a social responsibility to provide material and financial resources for specific projects or events to local schools that need it most. Through corporate support, such as direct funding, professional development, donation of resources, manpower, mentoring etc., the schools improve the education experience of learners, and this alone can have a very powerful impact on the community.
Businesses that take on a social responsibility to support local schools, even in a small way, can count on the following benefits:
- Increasing brand loyalty
- Brand differentiation
- Changing/strengthening the brand image
- Creating company or product awareness and visibility
- Driving retail traffic or sales
- Highlighting community responsibility or corporate social responsibility
- Demonstrating the ’heart’ of the company and enhancing their credibility
- Building new and deeper community networks
- Educating the public about the company’s products and services
- Satisfaction from making a difference to the lives of learners.
We strongly encourage all businesses and organisations willing to make a difference in education to get in touch. We offer tailor-made packages that will suit any business.
- Support early childhood development centres/kindergartens/pre-primary schools by donating a colourful Reading Corner with books to the underprivileged community to help create a welcoming place conducive to teaching and learning.
- Support local primary schools and libraries by sponsoring a Reading Trolley or a Reading Corner stocked with books to support developing reading skills and make reading material more accessible to young learners.
- Help establish a classroom library by funding a Reading Trolley or a Reading Corner with books to encourage children to take active interest in reading for pleasure and understanding and to help children develop into confident, independent readers by the time they leave primary school.
- Provide access to core subjects’ Learner’s Books and Teacher’s Guides from Grades 1-12 for primary and secondary schools in your community to help alleviate the learner-to-book ratio, facilitate lifelong learning and open doors to academic success.