What We Do and Why

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.

We are an intensive after-school education program, beginning at Grade 4 and continuing through the end of Grade 8. After a lunch, our lessons begin and continue for 3 hours each afternoon, resulting in each learner receiving approximately 500 hours of professionally facilitated academic and life skills training each school year. We also place a heavy emphasis on reading and comprehension; a neglected skill which is the cause of many academic failures. Each class is given two field trips per year, so that the joys and lessons of wider Namibia are experienced. We have approximately 120 pupils.

Where We Are Situated:

Mondesa, a struggling township community is the home of approximately 25,000 people, the vast majority of whom live in poverty. A new township community, the DRC (Democratic Resettlement Community) has developed near the Mondesa township and this is where new residents to the township first settle. This area is characterized by wooden and cardboard shacks with no electricity or running water services.

We are here to supplement over-crowded and under-funded schools. We strive to deliver a well-rounded education and cultivate positive thinking and self-esteem in our young learners.