The Eros Girls’ School in Windhoek got a facelift from the Retirement Fund Solutions and Neo Paints. Retirement Fund Solutions provides pension fund administration services. The staff at the school expressed joy for the much needed upliftment and the new look it has brought. “We are delighted with our freshly painted classrooms. This has not only lifted the spirit of our teachers but also of our special girls,” said Lee-Anne Gaoses, principal of the school.
“Thirteen classrooms have been renovated and it is a pleasure to teach in these beautiful new surroundings,” she added.
Gaoses, who has been principal of this school for the past seven years, expressed her delight and thanked Retirement Fund Solutions and Neo Paints for their fantastic gesture.
“The Eros Girls’ School is a special school for learners 14 years and older with learning difficulties, who have often not performed well in an academic (general education) school. Our mandate is to provide learners with skills training and vocational training, to enable them to occupy their rightful place in the corporate world. Our courses include office assistant, hairdressing assistant, food preparation and educare assistance.”
Reactions by teachers and learners have been positively upbeat, and comments range from “feeling proud to walk past the classes and seeing all the doors looking alike” to “absolutely beautiful, it’s like walking into a new classroom”, and “the class looks much neater, lighter, and beautiful”.
Learners commented that the classrooms are now nice and bright, and they were proud to be in their newly painted classes, and that there are even new matching curtains. Louis Theron, associate director of Retirement Fund Solutions, said they felt privileged to have been able to assist.
“The school offers a special place to special girls in our community and as such deserves to be looked after. The reaction of teachers and learners has been overwhelming, and we are proud that they can continue with their important vocational education in a more conducive environment.”
According to Gaoses, the school was built in 1965 and no major renovations have been done since then. The hostel has also been closed for the past five years due to a lack of maintenance. d