The directorate of education in the Oshana region has assisted a talented Mweshipandeka Senior Secondary School learner who has been struggling to acquire some of the equipment and learning materials used in technical subjects.
Innocent Amweelo, a grade 8 learner at Mweshipandeka in Ongwediva, turned heads last year on social media when he designed and constructed a family home using mud. The project was carried out at his grandmother’s homestead at Amutanga in the Okatana constituency.
At the time, Amweelo was a learner at Amutanga Combined School and where no technical subjects are offered. This prompted the education directorate to transfer him to Mweshipandeka due to his passion for architecture.
Last week, the ministry provided several items, including an A3 size drawing board, set squares of different sizes, protractors, photocopy paper, safety boots and a mechanical suit valued at N$1 700. Speaking during the handover, Ompundja circuit education inspector Hofeni Kapolo urged Amweelo to work hard to achieve his dream of becoming an architect one day. He also asked the school to provide regular feedback on Amweelo’s progress.
“You should give us feedback on the progress of the boy. You either give us or send us a copy of the report to see how the boy is progressing or you can give us an assessment.
We just want to see how the boy is progressing,” explained Kapolo. On his part, Amweelo expressed gratitude towards the education directorate. “I had a problem with school materials for technical subjects like safety boots, safety clothes and drawing tools. Now I am happy that I got these materials, and I will work really hard,” he said.