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Destitute Ndama family receives help

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A destitute family at the Ndama location in the Kavango East Region is moving on from sleeping in makeshift structures, thanks to assistance received.

The family has found it difficult to meet basic needs.  

Fifty-three-year-old Natalia Mbako and her family of nine moved to the outskirts of Rundu's Ndama location a few years ago after leaving Nkurenkuru for greener pastures, so they thought.  

Their pursuit for a better life never materialised, and the family found themselves without a proper shelter while surviving on handouts from community members. 

Laying foundation for children's future against all odds

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For the past 11 years, some children at Bunya Village in the Kavango West Region have been taught in a corrugated iron sheet structure. 

However, that is set to change with a benefactor coming along to change their teaching environment. 

This was the teaching environment at Damasius kindergarten, in Bunya village.

The founder, Benedictor Kadira, a trained pre-primary teacher, started the kindergarten eleven years ago.

Kadira used the corrugated iron sheet room as a classroom, which was at the New Apostolic Church, and she was allowed to teach in it.

#NAMIBIAVOTES2024 | GRV moves at slow pace in Kavango East & West regions

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Election registration is moving at a slow but progressive pace at registration points inland in the Kavango East and West regions. 

The nbc News team visited some registration points in both the Kavango East and West regions on the first day of registration on Monday.

Both challenges and positive experiences were reported.

These range from poor attendance by the people to the slow registration process. 

However, the nbc News team learned that people in the village and remote areas are responding positively to the registration.

Plans to improve conditions at Sauyemwa visually impaired centre

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The community at Sauyemwa Visually Impaired Centre wants to develop its infrastructure. 

The centre accommodates visually impaired people for academic purposes. 

The centre accommodates at least 16 people with visual impairments. 

The students are hosted in corrugated iron and zinc houses, and classes are conducted under a tree.

The learners cater for their food using their disability grant.

At the moment, both male and female students are sharing a toilet, as it's the only option they have. 

Maputa village residents in need of national documents

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The Secretary General of the Swapo Party, Sophia Shaningwa, is calling for the distribution of national documents to the inhabitants of Maputa village in Bwabwata, Mukwe constituencies, Kavango East Region. 

This was said at a party's mini-rally held in Maputa village on Saturday.

When their village was declared a war zone before independence, the community of Maputa fled to neighbouring countries for refuge and only returned after independence. 

This, they say, has been a challenge that has resulted in them not getting national documents. 

NASA calls for equal distribution of non-tuition fees

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The National African Students Association (NASA) is calling on the Namibia Student Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) to prioritise the equal distribution of non-tuition fees to all approved institutions. 

NASA's president, Vihemba Paulus, said this at a student consultation conference held at Rundu. 

On May 2, the association launched the NSFAF reform initiative, in which they consult students on their concerns about NSFAF and make recommendations.

Kavango East needs funds to improve teaching & learning environment

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The Kavango East Region needs more funds to improve the current teaching and learning environment.

The region has construction and renovations of classrooms underway, but some schools are still to benefit from the government project funds.

The region is challenged with the school placement of learners at the beginning of the school year, from crowded classrooms to a lack of teaching and learning materials.