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FAWENA learners no longer sweat the small stuff

FAWENA learners no longer sweat the small stuff

The Forum for African Women Educationalists in Namibia (FAWENA) received another large donation recently to make it possible for more learners to focus on their studies instead of worry over money.

Standard Bank Namibia said this week it has helped FAWENA with over N$640,000 to support the organisation that in turn, supports deserving learners.

Magreth Mengo, Head of Marketing, Communications and CSI said the FAWENA project is bearing fruit with many of its beneficiaries having become engineers, doctors, nurses, teachers and business people, while others are doing exceptionally well at tertiary institutions.

“We are glad that the project has also improved the physical outlook of beneficiaries and their interaction with other learners and teachers among other accomplishments. It is priceless to hear beneficiaries saying they are now focused on their studies more than ever since they no longer have to worry about school uniforms, books, travel expenses and toiletries,” she added.

Aune Amuthenya a learner at Ella Du Plessis thanked the bank for providing her with all her toiletries, transport money, stationery and school uniform. “Standard Bank has brought peace into my life, by making it possible for me to be in the school hostel because I am exempted from paying the hostel fees and it is all thanks to Standard Bank,” she added.

Over a thousand orphans and vulnerable children in secondary schools across all 14 regions have benefited from Standard Bank’s FAWENA sponsorship over the past nine years.


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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She a born writer and is working on her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). She believes education is the greatest equalizer. She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.