The Namibia Professional Hunters Association, NAPHA, last week donated N$30,000 to the Nau Aib Primary School in Okahandja, a town from which the hunting industry draws many of its workers.
The school is home to more than 1200 learners. Okahandja Councillor Steve Biko Booys said “It is important that we become active players in Namibia’s economy. The youngsters that we see today should lay the foundation for those to follow. We need to support and build an education system to build industry and professional members of society. Poverty needs to be eradicated. The economy will be built as a result of a good education system.” Since 2004, twenty two schools have received donations worth more than N$1 million from the professional hunters. Many hunters have also made independent donations of funds, learning material, supplies and meat derived from hunting. See full article on Page 11. (Photograph by Jofie Lamprecht)