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‘No Child Should Grow Up Alone’ campaign in full swing

The SOS Children’s Village Namibia launched a campaigned titled “No Child Should Grow Up Alone” on the Universal Children’s Day and through this campaign they have created a video from children’s and families’ home videos from around the world. The SOS Village is also making used of the social media to advance the cause of to garner more exposure with the International Ambassador for SOS Children’s Villages, Vincent Kompany a professional footballer from Belgium. In light of all of this SOS Namibia will host an Individual Giver Recruitment campaign on 7 December at Wernhill Park from 12:00 t0 18:00,...

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Self-educated cattle farmer now tops the producers list

It came as a pleasant surprise to a red meat producer team who was named by Meatco as one of their monthly Top 10 producers, earlier this year. “Being a Monthly Top 10 producer is certainly a highlight,” cattle farmer Adolphine Mushimba told Jethro Kwenani of Meatco when she and her daughter, Ujama, received the accolade. Discussing her operation in more detail, Adolphine said they strive to market only A0 and A1 grades from their land between Okahandja and Hochveld. The mother daughter team inherited the farm from Adolphine’s father but it was understocked at the time. Since 2014,...

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First- ever Women Super Cup final set for weekend

Tura Magic and Khomas NAMPOL will lock horns in the final of the first-ever NFA Women Super Cup at Gobabis on Saturday, according to the NFA website. Former Brave Gladiators midfielder Shirley Cloete scored on either side of halftime to propel her side to a 3-0 victory over a resolute V-Power Angels in the second semifinals match. After Cloete gave NAMPOL the lead, Laurika Afrikander made it 2-0 before the break and later in the second half Cloete made sure of their place in the Legare Stadium final on Saturday at 13h30. Sharon Pieters scored an own goal in...

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Basketball Junior coaches receive training in Windhoek

More than 30 Basketball Junior Coaches from the Ohangwena and Khomas regions took part at a workshop at the Basketball Artists School (BAS) Foundation in Katutura last week. The full-day workshop was organised by BAS within the framework of the project “Free Throw – Basketball Artists against HIV & AIDS” in cooperation with the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The workshop included theoretical and practical sessions, e.g. on leadership, organisation and life skills. The Namibian Basketball Federation (NBF) presented...

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More funds availed to tackle climate change

The Environmental Investment Fund of Namibia (EIF) signed another agreement worth N$4.3 million with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) this week Benedict Libanda, Chief Executive Officer of the EIF signed the agreement with Pa Ousman Jarju, GCF Director of Country Programming. The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta witnessed the signing ceremony during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany on Wednesday. The grant demonstrates the support the Green Fund is offering to direct access bodies and governments to aid them in accessing project funding. The financial support will be used to strengthen the institutional capacities...

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Waste management remains a major concern- Recycle Forum

Despite rising keenness and commitment of local authorities and the communities to clean up in and around their towns, the challenges faced with waste management in the majority of towns remains a concern, according to Recycle Namibia Forum (RFN) Chairperson, Gloudi de Beer. “This notably refers to the lack of proper dump sites and landfills, as well as the absence of recycling facilities, and equipment to transport to the closest recycler,” De Beer said. De Beer added that once the pending Waste Management Act, is implemented, clean-up campaigns should become more sustainable. Meanwhile, the forum has, throughout the year,...

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Roots and Wings Exhibition in full swing

Every year the Project Room holds a curated, themed group exhibition and this year it will take place under the theme ‘Roots and Wings’. The exhibition ‘Roots and Wings’ will open on Friday 10 November at 18h00 at the Project Room in 32 Jenner Street, Windhoek West. The exhibition will conclude on 25 November. Many artists submitted work and interpretations of the theme went from figurative to tradition, upbringing to poems and family created pieces. ‘Roots & Wings’ will combine jewelry, ceramics, photography, sculpture, painting and print as well performance and poetry. The work of 29 artists, some well-known local...

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Amos Meerkat Schools pre-school project gets financial boost

The Amos Meerkat Schools National Pre-School Project received a boost of N$635,235 from the FNB Namibia Foundation Holdings Trust. The Pre-School Project provides local farmers or communities with the opportunity to start a pre-school on their farm to enable every pre-school child becomes prepared for primary school. A mother on the farm or in the community is equipped by the project to run a small pre-school for the children on that farm or in the community. Some of the many success stories include the Nelson Pre-primary School founded by Theresia Ndara. This school was established in 2010 with her...

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