Out-of-school Youth Support
Continuing its support to the community, the Rössing Foundation assisted 151 out-of-school youth based in the Erongo Region who were enrolled with the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) to improve their grades for possible admission to institutions of higher learning.
Sessions were designed to equip the participants with conceptual understanding for improved academic performance in Mathematics, Sciences and English.
They were guided through tutorial sessions with an emphasis on practical activities in those three subjects and mastering topic content, with additional emphasis on how to answer questions during examinations.
The Ondangwa Centre assisted 70 Grade 12 NAMCOL learners in NSSCO examination preparation.
Regional Mathematics and Science Fair
The Omusati Directorate of Education held a Regional Mathematics and Science Fair in which 47 projects were registered.
Ten projects were registered by Lower Pri- mary learners, 14 projects by Upper Primary learners, 15 projects by Junior Secondary learners and 8 projects by Senior Secondary learners.
Of the 47 projects, 20 qualified for the NamPower National Science Fair held in Windhoek from 7 to 12 September 2015.
The distribution of the projects that qualified for the NamPower National Mathematics and Science Fair were as follows:
- 5 projects in the Junior Primary category;
- 5 projects in the Senior Primary category;
- 6 projects in the Junior Secondary category; and
- 4 projects in the Senior Secondary category.
The Ondangwa Centre team organised a puppet show in which learners from the Shinime-Shiimvula Primary School, the Oluno Primary School, and the Olukolo Primary School took part in various acti- vities such as drama, singing and story- telling. A total of 74 learners attended the show, which was a fun and enjoyable evening.
Readathon and career guidance
The annual Readathon was successfully celebrated in October 2015. This year theme was ‘Showing your talent’.
In total, 65 learners and 14 teachers from the Shinime-Shiimvula Primary School, the Oluno Primary School, and the Olukolo Primary School participated.
A group of out-of-school youths that were sponsored by Rössing Foundation for training at the Namibian Institute of Mining and Technology, completed their respective courses, showing their certificates received in 2015.
A group of Ogongo constituency youth after a partici patory project planning with Rössing Foundation. The project was developed and submitted to a prospective funder and is due to commence during 2016.