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Netherland – Bondgenoten – making rural education a reality

FNV_Bondgenoten shop stewards on the union's International Solidarity Working Group have come up with a very original idea. After meeting with representatives of the Namibian Farmworkers Union (NAFWU) they decided to start an educational project - but not one that involves just papers and pens. They are sending an actual classroom!

The stewards got a 40 ft container free of charge. Then, with the assistance of a technical school, they had the container changed into a complete school classroom, with electrical lights connections, replaceable windows and sanitary facilities. The outside of the container has been painted in the NAFWU colours and the inside kitted out with school furniture.
It is just about to leave the Netherlands for Namibia.