In Namibia, TDH-supported projects focus on improving educational opportunities for San children and youth by providing quality Early Childhood services and assistance to primary and secondary school learners. Furthermore, SAN youth are equipped with life skills as well as vocational skills, which will allow them to find work that provides a living or to become self-employed. Advocacy initiatives highlight the situation of marginalised San communities and call for equal opportunities in society. Project sites are in the regions of Kunene and Oshikoto.

Project Example

The organisation WIMSA (Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa) implements a three-year project in Outjo, Oerwoud, Tsintsabis and Oshivelo with the goal of increasing access to quality educational opportunities in learning environments that are inclusive and safe for marginalized San children and youth affected by years of marginalisation.

The project focuses on three main components, which are early childhood development, primary and secondary education support as well as vocational training. The programme aims to strengthen the quality of teaching, school retention of learners as well as parental participation in the education of their children.

Trained SAN youth will be linked up with employment or income-generating opportunities. In total, the project directly benefits almost 600 San children and 15 teachers