Another £9,000 Donated to DAPP Namibia
In December last year DAPP Namibia applied for a donation of $23800 ~ £18000 for the Vocational Training Centre in Oshakati, Northern Namibia. We are happy to announce that, earlier this month, we sent the last £9,000 to the project.
Planet Aid UK has a long history with the centre. In the years from 2006 to 2008, where Planet Aid UK implemented a leadership training program for young Europeans, we sent many of our students to the Centre for six months. Ever since then we have supported their work.
DAPP Vocational Training School commenced its activities in September 1991. The school was built then partly by its own students as a part of Onambelela DAPP Centre, which is located along the Main Road from Oshakati to Ruacana, 80 km from Oshakati and 10 km before Outapi. Establishing the school was an investment into the future, since its aim is to develop human resources - one of the most valuable resources of any country.
The DAPP Vocational Training School aims to educate young Namibians as crafts men and women. The curriculum contains general knowledge, theory and practice. This gives the trainees an opportunity to learn technical skills and to gain experience that empowers them to enter the job market. They are also encouraged to start up their own business and to create employment for other people as well.
The school is training multi-skilled students who also learn to represent a positive attitude and care for their communities and learn to work together to accomplish a common goal. Students are engaged in maintaining cleaning their own school, take part in growing vegetables for own consumption and take responsibility for planning evening and weekend programmes as well as cultural events. The Vocational Training Centre welcomes school leavers from all over Namibia