On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, the German Ambassador Christian Schlaga and Gisela and Andreas Horn, chairperson and secretary of the association Projekt Kaokoland e.V., signed a funding agreement, with the association receiving a financial support in the amount of N $ 235,893.75 (Euro 13,163.71) via the micro-project fund of the embassy.
The funds will be used to build a chicken hatchling building with a brooder area as well as chicken fattening coops. This extensive chicken breeding will contribute meat and eggs to the daily school feeding programme of schoolchildren in the Kunene region on a regular basis. For many of the children, school meals are the only reliable way to have a healthy and balanced daily meal.
Projekt Kaokoland e.V. is a German-Namibian initiative and has been involved in Namibia for over 20 years. Represented by Gisela and Andreas Horn, the association has made its volunteer work in the Kunene region a permanent task. One of their priorities is to improve the nutritional situation in state schools and in the communities.