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The 66th 2018 annual Windhoek Karneval (WIKA) hosted another eventful celebration that united and connected Namibians to celebrate our unique cultural diversity. Affiliated with Pick n Pay (PnP) Namibia – a subsidiary of the Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group – WIKA presented a great opportunity for schools in the Khomas region to participate in the Karneval by entering a float and drum majorettes competition to stand a chance of winning their share of N$18,000 in gift vouchers for their school kiosk.

The PnP WIKA Float Procession School competition took place on the 7th of April 2018 where participating schools showcased their Karneval Floats and the drum majorettes displayed their rhythmic skills to impress the judges. The WIKA committee judges’ criteria was based on the schools’ creativity including the use of recycled materials, the spirit of float participants and adherence to the WIKA 2018 theme. Cheers sounded in the air as the crowd enjoyed the entertainment. The fun and exciting school competition did not only encourage learners to appreciate diversity, but it also prompted them to raise funds for the betterment of the learners. 

The first prize winner was Delta High School who won a PnP gift voucher worth N$12,000 and the second prize went to Windhoek International School who won a PnP gift voucher valued at N$6,000 for their school kiosk. 

Teachers were delighted to have been part of this great initiative as they extended their gratitude to the PnP team at the prize handover. The Brand Manager of PnP Namibia, Dandago Uiras, congratulated the schools on their creativity and their determination to be involved in activities that bring benefits to their schools. Uiras: “Healthy eating in schools is vital to the productivity of learners and as such it pleases us to contribute to the school kiosk. Next year the WIKA Karneval will be bigger and better with more exciting opportunities for schools.”