Now JA can pay all its outstanding accounts and help prevent baby dumping
Junior Achievement Namibia chose the Guinness Coin Challenge in the hope that every Namibian would come forward and contribute to combat and eradicate infanticide. The challenge will be against the city of Kirchdorf in Austria.
“The longest line of coins measured 75.24 km and was made by pupils of BRG/BORG Kirchdorf, along with parents, teachers and volunteers, all Austrian, on 9 December 2011.”
Announcing the challenge last week, Junior Achievement said “We have measured a 50 cent coin and if every Namibian lays out two it would cover the distance to exceed the current challenge. The other alternative is 10 cent coins that will exceed the current longest coin chain, [making it] easier if every person contributes.”
The Guinness Coin Challenge will take place in front of the City of Windhoek office building on Saturday 15 March 2014.
Junior Achievement Namibia is a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) that presents entrepreneurial programmes to young people to strengthen them and their societies through economic activities generating income to sustain them and their families. It tries to break the cycle of poverty by teaching young people financial and work-related life skills.
The Guinness Coin Challenge has been chosen as a fundraiser to include the whole community. The funds are intended for a programme to help young people see the futility and horror of baby dumping.
Direct beneficiaries will be identified through communities like churches, youth centres and schools. Reference persons would be identified at the centres to encourage young people to become members of the centres. Junior Achievement advised that the parents of teenage mothers who can not afford to support their child, must can contact Care Fuse, an organisation that support pregnant teenagers and their parents.
Junior Achievement said a link has been established with Child Line also to extend and strengthen the safety net for young people
Unemployed young pregnant mothers and desperate girls in dire straits who wish to be assisted are the vulnerable groups to be assisted with the proceeds from the coin-laying challenge.