The Mayuni Secondary School learners in the Zambezi Region received more than 110 bicycles worth N$500,000 over the weekend.

The bicycles were handed over to learners by African Monarch Lodges, operating in the Mayuni and Mashi conservancies.

The bicycles were distributed to learners living in outlying areas of the school, including those with an interest in cycling as well as top performers.

The gesture is aimed at improving the livelihood of those learners and motivating them not to skip classes.

The beneficiaries, who are now ambassadors of Sijwa Capricon ERP, will also be attending skills development training at the Sijwa project in the area.

The Managing Director for Elephants, Rhinos, and People Project, Tinus Hansen, says the school was chosen because of the extent of wildlife conservation efforts in the community.

The Capricon Group of Companies Coordinator, Veripuira Muukua,believes that private companies have a social responsibility to meet the needs of the communities in which they operate.

"We can see that the community is at the centre of this project, and it is not only these entities coming to impact the communities, but the community is at the centre of everything that is taking place here."

Zambezi Education Director, Josty Kawana, says the donation will help learners not miss classes.

"We want you learners to behave so that what is intended for the future can be realised and certainly is going to develop for your siblings when you are no longer in the school."

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