Namibia’s first Galjoen Derby

All proceeds from the Derby will go toward a special needs school for Autism


The first Namibia National Galjoen Derby that will be fished out of Henties Bay will be held tomorrow, Saturday 27 July at the coastal town of Henries Bay. The Derby is a local angling history in the making will be become an annual event on par with the Angling Bonanza in December and the Hentiesbaai Visfees in October.

Some outstanding prizes are up for grabs, the first prize being a respectable N$10 000. No catch will be weighed unless an angler is able to show his/her entry ticket, a Namibian Angling Permit and a National ID/passport/driver’s licence. “Lines-in” at 05:30 and scales close at 16:00, strictly, and the prize giving will be at the Henties Bay hydro-slide (super tube). Live entertainment, a cash bar and various food stalls will cater for the hungry and the thirsty. Proceedings will start at 09:00.
All proceeds from the Derby will go towards a fund in aid of the building of a specialised school for children with Autism in Swakopmund. This will be a first for Namibia. Stepping Stone Special Education School opened doors in 2015 for learners with special needs, mainly to assist children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The school has a guiding philosophy that through the Stepping Stones they provide, each child they teach can reach their full potential. The individual needs of all students are what Stepping Stone School focuses on and this is what makes this school such a great success. A combination of specialist teaching strategies, tailored resources and a high staff to student ratio is utilised to enable excellent learning outcomes. Stepping Stone School is an ambitious school with exciting plans for the future. In 2017 the Municipality of Swakopmund awarded an institutionally zoned land so that the school could build a new educational learning centre dedicated to special education to accommodate around 120 primary school learners with ASD and similar special learning needs.
Enquiries Derby: Jurie 081 418 9189, Danie 081 128 2296, Jörg 081 124 2979.
Enquiries School: Almarie Mostert 081 143 3896

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