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NAMIBIA PROJECT NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2022

Updated: Nov 26, 2022

GIVING THANKS AND COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS AS WE CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING

Our Paths May Change In Life But The Bonds of Our Friendship Remains Ever Strong.

Namibia 2019 students visit Dr Alpo Mauno Mbamba JS School in Rundu.


Issy Adamopoulos the Namibia Project’s co-opted student trustee linked up with Oliver and Irmgard, the Dr Alpo students who had attended the 2016 Cultural Exchange at ACS Cobham.


WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR:

The generosity and support of the ACS students, families and friends who enabled the Namibia Project to offer a four-year university scholarship programme for tuition and living costs to two disadvantaged students from Dr Alpo Mauno Mbamba JS School.


In 2019 Oliver and Irmgard started their tertiary education journey at the University of Namibia and Namibia’s University of Science and Technology.


WE ARE GRATEFUL TO:

The two major donors who on the “Night for Namibia at Landing 42” in 2018 made a substantial donation to the University Scholarship Appeal which enabled Oliver and Irmgard to start their university courses.


Allan Scott and Lainey VZ both have connections to Southern Africa.


Allan Scott’s father was a Health Inspector serving the Colonial Service in Northern Rhodesia, Eastern Rhodesia and Zambia from 1952–1966. More details can be found here.





Lainey’s maternal great grandparents arrived in Namibia in the early 1900’s to begin a new life in Africa after World War I. They travelled on board the ship from the Berlin Zoo which was transporting ostriches to Namibia! Great floods destroyed all the farm life they had created at their Goanikontes Weitenburg Homestead and they eventually settled in Tanzania where Lainey’s mother was born.

More details can be found here.


WE ARE GRATEFUL TO:

To Dr Andreas Elombo who was completing his Ph.D in Engineering Science at Oxford University when he took on the responsibility of mentoring the Namibia Project’s Scholarship students, Oliver and Irmgard and guided them through their four year degree course, final exams and preparations for the world of work.


WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT:

Oliver and Irmgard will graduate in April 2023 in Windhoek, Namibia.


Oliver has an internship as an electrical engineer with the City of Windhoek and Irmgard is to be a High School Economics teacher. We could not be more grateful and proud of their achievements!


WE ARE GRATEFUL TO:

Shaan Kayur, Raina and Milah who are three ACS Cobham Middle School students who wanted to help children in Namibia who were less fortunate than themselves.


So they spoke to their parents about how to make it possible for the orphans and vulnerable children at llKhuta!hoas Primary School hostel to have their very own new blanket. It took many months to get the correct paperwork in place but finally the blankets from South Africa are on their way to Namibia

Thank You Shaan Kayur, Raina and Milah for ‘Putting Service Before Self’.


Please see what your donation has meant to IIKhuta!hoas Primary School:


From the Office Manager Stina and Principal Mr Goeieman on 22.11.22:


"We are super grateful that the blankets are finally on their way to llKhuta!hoas. This is a great way for Shaan Kayur, Raina and Milah, through their parents, to reach out to relieve the plight of our needy orphaned and vulnerable children.


I know it's important to mention that the hostel boarders are far away from their homes for long periods of time while they are attending school. Then the hostel is their second home. A home is a place where you feel safe and your needs are taken care of. It is thus just right for us (teachers, boarders, learners and our community members of llKhuta!hoas Primary School) to say thank you many times over to the Patel family.


We can't ever stop expressing our appreciation and happiness.”


WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT:

Issy Adamopoulos has been appointed to the Namibia Project Board of Trustees.

In 2018-19 she was the co-opted student trustee on the NP Board and went on the Namibia expedition in 2019. She is studying at Southampton University and has been actively trying to raise funds to help a Dr Alpo student to start a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She has expressed an interest in working with the ACS Namibia Team and is happy to share her experience.


WE ARE GRATEFUL TO:

Tasha Arnold for making a video for the Namibia Project's Giving Tuesday Food Appeal.

Please share the link with family and friends as we need to raise funds for food supplements for the orphans and vulnerable children in the llKhuta!hoas Primary School Hostel.


This is a day of global giving when everyone everywhere can do something to support the good causes that mean so much to us all.


#GivingTuesday is a reminder of how important it is to give back to one another. We hope that you will consider joining the Namibia Project to give what you can because every small donation has the power to make a difference to the lives of the orphans and vulnerable learners in Namibia.


Ann and Rijn Brandse

22nd November 2022

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