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Windhoek's Kilimanjaro Informal Settlement was transformed into a hub of excitement and empowerment as the #BeFree movement, a wing of the One Economy Foundation, hosted an outreach event. 

Thousands of community members and children participated in various activities and accessed vital health services. 

The community was surprised to learn that the venue will become a permanent site for a new #BeFree campus.

The day included entertainment for youth, a kids' corner with games and educational activities, and health and wellness stalls offering HIV testing, wellness programmes, voluntary circumcision services, and free condom distribution, promoting safe sexual practices and HIV/AIDS prevention.

The visionary behind #BeFree, Monica Geingos, surprised the Kilimandjaro community with her presence.

During his welcoming speech, Councillor Christopher Likwa expressed gratitude and acknowledged the leaders who paved the way for community development, including the former First Lady Geingos.

Elder Joel Vikaepo delivered a keynote address, highlighting the significance of the new campus for the community.

Interactive workshops and motivational talks were also held, encouraging young people to pursue their dreams and make positive life choices.

One of the beneficiaries, Joyce Waandja, shared her story to inspire the community's youth to join the #BeFree movement, explaining how it has opened doors for her on a global scale.

The #BeFree movement continues to make strides in community development, health education, and youth empowerment, one community at a time.

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