Hainyeko Primary receives Build-It Make-over prize

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Tobias Hainyeko Primary School were crowned the winners of the Namibia Football Association (NFA)Build It U/13 Soccer Tournament makeover drive in March and on Tuesday received make-over materials worth N$ 20 000 courtesy of Crown Build It Namibia.

The Crown Build-It Schools under-13 seven-aside competition that involved 16 Windhoek primary schools took place earlier this year at the NFA Technical Centre and Tobias Hainyeko Primary School got the most points from the judges to win the N$ 20 000 make-over prize from Crown Build-It, despite losing 2-1 on the penalties in the final match against Olaf Palme Primary School.

At the formal handover on Tuesday at Tobias Hainyeko Primary School in Katutura, School Principal of Tobias Hainyeko Primary School Laban Shidute was a happy man.

“We put in a lot of work into winning the competition, the teachers and parents were very helpful, and the materials we won will help into renovating the administration block because we had another on-going project which is currently helping with the entire school”, Shidute said.

He also added that the entire school management thanks Build It and NFA for providing the platform for young boys to showcase their talents and the school can’t wait for more competitions like these.

Riaan Van Staden, Crown Build It Katutura Manager said It’s not about making more money or increasing turn outs but about investing in the future which will automatically have an effect on their future as a business.

“We hope that these children will be the future stars and feature in the national teams. We chose the age group 13 because it is the age that most children figure out which sports they want to do and it’s a good exposure to the NFA and the Women Football. We surely don’t want to end here; we wish to continue with this initiative in the coming years” van Staden said.

The initiative is expected to branch out to every town with Crown Build It outlets countrywide during the course of the next year.