David Mundell meets Namibian High Commissioner ahead of Peebles High School visit
Tweeddale MP David Mundell has met the High Commissioner of Namibia, His Excellency George Liswaniso, at Westminster ahead of a visit by the diplomat to Peebles High School. The school has forged links with Sam Nujoma Combined School in the East Caprivi region of Namibia, with a group of teachers and pupils from Peebles visiting Namibia last summer to work with pupils and staff there on teaching and extra-curricular activities.
Mr Mundell said:
“It was a great pleasure to meet the High Commissioner, Mr Liswaniso. The High Commissioner has been a strong supporter of the link between Peebles High School and Sam Nujoma School in Namibia and I was able to hear about his plans to join the delegation from Namibia which is visiting Peebles next month.
“The link between the two schools is a great initiative and something really worth celebrating. It brings enormous benefits to all involved, both in Peebles and in Namibia and I commend the organisers for the work they have done. I know from my own experience taking part in voluntary work in Africa what a rewarding experience it can be – and how much you as a participant learn – from making new connections with people from a different continent and culture. This is particularly the case for young people. I am looking forward to meeting the High Commissioner again when he in Peebles next month.”