The Old Mutual Foundation announced the conclusion of the groundbreaking “Little Green Ambassadors Initiative”.

Out of 100 applications, 28 primary schools outshone the rest and were selected to compete for the final 10 schools which showed dedication to nurture a sustainable future and prove themselves as the frontrunners in environmental stewardship.

After a rigorous evaluation process, and a public voting of the video submissions of the 10 finalists, the Old Mutual Foundation today unveiled the outstanding performers and winners of the Little Green Ambassadors Initiative.

Ondeikela Combined School in Ohangwena Region came on top, and won a prize of N$20 000, followed by Hashiyana Primary School in Oshana Region who got prize money of N$15 000.

At number 3 was Superb Children English Academy in Omusati Region who got N$10 000, while Sikaunga Primary School in Zambezi Region gor N$5 000 and Brandberg Primary School in Erongo Region got N$3 000.

Mignon du Preez, Group Marketing, Public Affairs, and Sustainability Executive at Old Mutual expressed her exhilaration, stating, that “the Little Green Ambassadors Initiative has proven that the power of change lies in the hands of the young. We salute these schools for their remarkable dedication and enthusiasm in sowing the seeds of a sustainable future.”

The Old Mutual Foundation extended its congratulations to all participating schools for their pivotal role in transforming the Little Green Ambassadors Initiative into a resounding success.

Du Preez concluded by saying that “As we reflect on this journey, let us be reminded that these schools are not just winners; they are the architects of a more sustainable, resilient, and environmentally conscious Namibia.

“Their dedication signifies the dawn of a new era, where every effort, no matter how small, contributes to the grand tapestry of our planet’s health. The Old Mutual Foundation stands proud alongside these schools, fostering a legacy that transcends generations and echoes our commitment to a thriving, green Namibia.”

In the photo: The green ambassadors were children from primary schools who were given trees to plant at their schools.