Germany supports education and sports

Germany continues to support Namibia in the area of education and sports during the COVID-19 pandemic through small-scale support for educational and sports organisations.

So far, the Embassy has provided tools for e-learning such as laptop computers as well as hand sanitizers and thermo-meters. The institutions which have received sup-port include the evangelical kindergartens in Swakopmund and Wind-hoek, the PASCH Schools (Delta Secondary School, Namib High School, Privatschule Swakopmund, Martin-Luther High School, Otjiwarongo Secondary School, Windhoek High School and Etosha Secondary School), the Privatschule Grootfon-tein, TUCSIN and the Basketball Artist School.

Enhancing capacities for e-Learning in Schools.
Following the closure of education and training institutions, e-learning platforms have become critical in ensuring the continuing education of students of all ages. For this reason, the German Embassy donated note-books to the kindergartens of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia in Swakopmund and Windhoek, which were used to connect the teachers with the children during the school and kindergarten closures.
The German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut Windhoek also provided relief to the schools in the PASCH-network, in the form of notebooks, hand-sanitizers, masks and thermometers.
The PASCH-network (Schools: Partners for the Future) is a German initiative connecting more than 2000 schools in 120 countries in order to strengthen their interests in the German language and culture. Currently, there are 9 PASCH-Schools in Namibia: DHPS, Delta Secondary School, Namib High School, Martin-Luther High School, Windhoek High School, Otjiwarongo Secondary School, Privatschule Swakopmund, Concordia College Windhoek and Etosha Secondary School in Tsumeb.

In addition, the German Embassy provided some relief in the form of thermometers and sanitizers to The University Centre for Studies in Namibia (TUCSIN).
Support for the Basketball Artist School
On 7 October 2020, Mrs. Ellen Gölz, Chargée d’Affaires a.i. of the German Embassy, handed over trampolines, sanitizers, blankets and thermo-meters to the Basketball Artist School (BAS) in Katutura.
For ten years the Basketball Artist School has provided academic tutoring, life skills and basketball activities for children and youth from marginalized communities in Windhoek under the motto “Education first – Basketball second”. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the youths have been staying at BAS 24/7, where they are able to stay safe and engaged.

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