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Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including a significant cheetah population. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek’s Christuskirche, built in 1907. In the north, Etosha National Park’s salt pan draws game including rhinos and giraffes. The Namibian economy rests on four pillars: mining, agriculture, fishery and tourism.

Namibia is one of the largest exporters of uranium in the world and one of the largest diamond producers in the world. Namibia is a large, sparsely populated country. It is one of the most economically unequal countries in the region with deep poverty in some areas. Its vast size makes provision of quality services challenging. REPSSI has continued working with some local partners.

Capital: Windhoek

Population: 2.48 million (2016) World Bank

Currencies: South African rand, Namibian dollar

Statistics on the number of children and youth
  1. 5, 107 Male
  2. 6, 160 Female
  3. Total 11,267
  4. 24 graduated with CBWCY in August 2017
Issues affecting children
  1. Lack of parental support and supervision which leads to criminal activities and deviant behaviours
  2. Poor sanitation facilities which leads to poor health care
  3. Early teenage pregnancies which leads to school drop-out
  4. Child-headed households which leads to abuse and exploitation in terms of child labour and early marriage
  5. Poverty as a result of being orphans and vulnerable children
Policy and frameworks supporting children
  1. Education Sector Policy for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.
  2. National Agenda for Children
  3. Early Childhood Development Policy.

In-country HR capacity
Country Facilitators 9
Mentors Coordinator 1
Country Representative 1