We’re Addressing The Problem
There is a crisis in education in Namibia and too many young learners fail their first major exams, and leave school with no academic qualifications. MYO is a non-profit Trust which offers free intensive education intervention for students from underprivileged schools who show ability and promise. While we focus largely on academics (English, Maths, and Reading), we also strive to educate the ‘Whole Child’ by also offering Music, Computer Skills Training and a robust Life Skills course to help our young learners navigate the difficulties of an impoverished community. Our aim is to develop leadership skills and to teach our learners to be good citizens of the future.
While the education system in Namibia fails many promising young learners, Mondesa Youth Opportunities Trust is addressing this problem in Swakopmund. We invite scholars who show leadership and scholastic skills at their schools in the underprivileged area around Mondesa, to attend our afternoon school, free of charge. After a nourishing lunch, we give them extra Maths and English, teach Reading, Life Skills and Music; we also have an excellent computer centre dedicated to teaching them skills they will need in their further studies and work-places. Because we are a small school of 120 scholars we are able to stay focused and dedicated to our purpose.