These projects have been funded in 2019
Embassy representatives together with the team of Light for the Children Foundation in Gobabis., © German Embassy Windhoek
Find out more about some of the projects the German Embassy Windhoek has funded with a small grant in 2019.
Safer environment for Bright Hill Pre-School in Okuryangava
A solar system and a security fence were sponsored through the micro-project fund of the German Embassy with an amount of N$ 85,244 (approx. 5,400 EUR). In addition to the solar system, lamps could be purchased and installed for all classrooms, kitchen and outbuildings. The light source and the security fence now ensure the school’s safety.
The main focus of the Bright Hill Pre-school is the early childhood education of 3- to 6-year-old children. Many of the children come from underprivileged family backgrounds, so the school is particularly committed to ensure that disadvantaged children have access to education and shelter in a safe and supportive environment. In addition the children are provided with a daily meal.
New structure at Light for the Children Foundation
The “Light for the Children Foundation” in Gobabis received financial support of $ 278,804.00 (€ 17,252.00) from the Embassy’s micro project fund, with which they built three new classrooms and refurbished and expanded the existing office.
The centre was founded in 2002 through the initiative of community members of the informal settlement Kanaan and the help of Reverend Henk Olwage. At that time the only available means to put up a structure were used building materials.
After almost 20 years these structures were not safe anymore and had to be replaced and extended. This created more learning space for the children.
Reverend Olwage and his 22 staff members are committed to the well-being of an average of 300 children. In addition to the early childhood education, a daily feeding program is also offered, of which also some of the poorest members of the community are also making use.
Support for Pionier Boy’s School in Windhoek
Pionier Boy's School receives financial support amounting to N $ 62,098.16 (approximately € 3,800.00) which will be used to purchase a solar system for warm water supply for the school hostel. The hostel, which provides accommodation for over 150 learners, has not had a hot water installation for years.
Pioneer Boy's School is a special school for boys with learning difficulties. Approximately 450 pupils between the age of 14 and 16 attend the school. The school offers grades 5 - 7 and two vocational streams, namely pre-vocational and vocational. The courses offered are plumbing, electrics, carpentry and bricklaying.