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Updated: Jul 18, 2023

Namibia Project University Scholarship Programme

January 2019 - April 2023

The Culmination of Oliver and Irmgard’s Journey from the Village of Rundu, to University in Windhoek and into the World of Work.

Oliver 'Before' starting his degree & 'After' graduating from NUST.

In April 2023 Oliver Shirunda graduated from the Namibia University of Science and Technology.

“I am who I am today, a final year student studying for a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Power, who is about to graduate on the 28th of April 2023, all because of the Namibia Project.”

Oliver has completed his internship and is job hunting for a Graduate Training Program in Windhoek.

In June 2023 Irmgard Ndumba completed her final module and should graduate in September from the University of Namibia with a degree in Secondary Education, Majoring in Accounting and Economics.

"It has been a great and very beautiful journey. I do not even know what words to use to express my gratitude to the Namibia Project. I feel like “Thank you” is an understatement but it is all I have. Continue with the exceptional work of changing lives!"

In June 2023 Glen Howaeb completed the first semester of his third year course studying for a Bachelor of Science degree at Namibia University of Science and Technology. Glen’s tuition is funded by Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) and thanks to the generous sponsorship from Lolly, Lainey, Tasha and Peter and logistical support from the Namibia Project Charity, Glen is able to complete this four-year degree course at NUST.

"Good afternoon, I am overwhelmed by your love and enormous contributions towards my academic journey. I am pleased to inform you that, I have finished with my last examination paper today. I am looking forward to a great harvest of academic results. I intend on traveling back to Rundu soon, possibly to help Dr Alpo Staff by volunteering with extra classes for the learners and engage in community awareness campaigns."

Oliver, Irmgard and Glen’s story started in 2016:

Eight learners and two teachers from Dr Alpo Mauno Mbamb a JS School in Rundu, Namibia visited ACS Cobham International School, Surrey, England on a cultural exchange programme.

Night for Namibia” at Sandown Racecourse in 2016.

In attendance the Namibia High Commissioner, His Excellency Mr Steve Katjiuanjo and Madame Katjiuanjo; members from the High Commission; ACS Administrators; Teachers and Learners from Dr Alpo Mauno Mbamba JS School in Rundu and Namibia Project trustees.

If you are inspired to help change lives?

Please donate to the Namibia Project’s Tertiary Education Scholarship fund to make a difference and create a life chance for a disadvantage young person in Namibia.

Fantastic Fundraising

In April 2023 Issy raised over £600 for the Namibia Project Charity by organising an “At Home” dinner and silent auction.

Raising urgently needed funds for the charity is important but raising the Namibia Project's profile cannot be underestimated especially as the trustees go forward to make decisions about the future direction of the charity.

This is amazing news - so many people to thank but most of all 'it is the power of ONE' which has made this successful fundraiser possible. Thanks to Issy for her ideas, energy and enthusiasm and for making this happen.

Thank You from Stina at IlKhuta!hoas Primary School

In May 2023 llKhuta!hoas Primary School received the last winter food allowance for this year from the Namibia Project Charity.

"Hope all is good with you. Winter has started on serious note this year. Thank you so much we have been called the payments have reflected. Will pick up the food and gas tomorrow as exams are continuing. We really appreciate all that Mr and Mrs Brandse are doing for us. Thumbs up to Namibia Project for the caring and help throughout the years. We understand that times are changing your precious times to keep this project going was wonderful. Big Thank you to the Namibia Project!"

Ann and Rijn Brandse

11th June 2023


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