Namibia, a country in southwest Africa, is distinguished by the Namib Desert along its Atlantic Ocean coast. The capital, Windhoek, and coastal town Swakopmund contain German colonial-era buildings such as Windhoek’s Christuskirche, built in 1907.
Early teenage pregnancies which leads to dropping out of school.
Child-headed households which leads to abuse and exploitation in terms of child labour and early marriages.
Poverty as a result of being orphans and vulnerable children.
Repssi Work in Namibia
Collaborates with the School Health programme, involving the Ministries of Education, Health and Gender, to work with schools in Kune underserved areas in the north of the country.
Collaborates with UNESCO to promote the national campaign ending Early and Unintended Pregnancy (EUP).
Collaborates with MoEAC to train teachers in Comprehensive Sexuality Education and assessing the schools’ psychosocial environment.
REPSSI Projects in Namibia
Ending Early and Unintended Pregnancy in Kunene region
The certificate for Community Based work with children and Youth (CBWCY) is being offered by NAMCOL (Namibian College and Open Learning) and accredited by NQA. It is an 18 months’ course offered via distance learning. In 2019 30 students (26 females and 4 males) were enrolled in the course and 25 graduated.
Policy and frameworks supporting children in Namibia
Education Sector Policy for Orphans and Vulnerable Children.