Message from the Executive Director, Rössing Foundation

In our 2016 Annual Report, we share what the Rössing Foundation done over the past year—and where we’re headed—to continue our commitment to assist the Government of Namibia in continuously improving primary and secondary education, to develop a local workforce and to assist with the diversification of our local economy through supporting small­ and medium­scale enterprises.

We believe the most effective social and charitable investments are made through strategic relationships with companies, organisations and individuals dedicated to serving our communities, day in and day out. Achieving our successes thus far would not have been possible without the positive working relationships we have established with our many stakeholders and partners, especially the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture.

The reporting year was an exciting one with the Mobile Laboratory having completed its first year in operation. Indeed, the success achieved during 2016 bodes well for our out­reach programmes and we are looking forward to expanding these programmes substantially in future.

In addition, the Rössing Foundation continued with its broad range of activities across a wide spectrum of community­development areas. In this report we share with you our many activities in the fields of education and training, as well as development support to small­ and medium­enterprises.

As always, we welcome your feedback on our activities. We also want to take this opportunity to invite all potential sponsors and partners to share with us ideas or projects that can make a positive impact on people’s lives. It is only with combined effort that we will make a difference to the future and to the livelihood of all Namibians.


Job Tjiho

Executive Director
Rössing Foundation