German Ambassador Christian Schlaga and Madri Colvin and J.H. Venter, both directors of the Child Intervention and Disability Support Centres (C.I.D.S. Centre), signed a funding agreement through the micro-project fund of the embassy on 24 September 2018. The centre will receive a financial support in the amount of N $ 115,188.50 (Euro 6,427.93).
The funds will be used to equip a therapy room with soft flooring and specialized equipment enabling the children to have daily therapeutic movement sessions in order to develop their muscles but without the risk of injuries.
Additionally, an interactive smartboard will be procured. This helps children with poor fine-motor skills to learn better. Especially learners with cerebral palsy or dyslexia gain from this interactive smartboard in the class.
With its holistic approach to learning, the C.I.D.S. Centre, which is based in Windhoek, supports each child to be an integrated member of society. Through interactive learning and with a learner to tutor ratio that does not exceed 7 to 1, the children are given a chance to achieve their maximum potential.