German Embassy’s micro-project fund to provide the Light for the Children Foundation with classrooms and office
The German Embassy and the ‘Light for the Children Foundation’ in Gobabis signed a financing agreement of N$278,804 enabling the construction of three classrooms and one office at the foundation.
The centre was founded in 2002 by community members in the informal settlement of Canaan.
The new classrooms, which are financed through the embassy’s micro-project fund are designed to create a conducive atmosphere in which the children and community members feel comfortable and in good hands.
The Reverend Henk Olwage from the foundation and his 22 employees are committed to the well-being of an average of 300 children. Early childhood education by trained personnel is also the main task of the foundation.
In addition, a daily feeding programme which not only benefits the children but also provides sustenance to some of the poorest members of the community, is offered.
Caption: The Reverend Henk Olwage (right) of the Light for the Children Foundation with Graziella Titus (middle) of the German Embassy and Angela Brand, also of the Foundation.