Physically Active Youth's After School Program

Who are we?
The Physically Active Youth (P.A.Y) programme is a dynamic after-school centre in Katutura which provides safe and nurturing learning environment for Namibian children and youth coming from disadvantaged communities. Our model is derived from the notion of integrated education which is based on the idea that classroom experience must reflect a fundamental but often overlooked fact: a learner is a whole person. Accordingly, the aim of education is not only to teach math and languages but also to equip students with skills that will enable them to earn a living.

The first and foremost aim of education is to develop a complete human being.  It is this relatedness of various aspects of human existence that we aim to address and harness in our engagement with youth in order to improve the lives of young Namibians and enhance academic and behavioral outcomes. In recent years, P.A.Y. has developed strong links to the government and is a recognized partner to the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in education and to the Ministry of Sport, and Youth and National Service in youth development through sports

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What are we doing?
Our For Girls project directly targets 55% of our 200 participants who are in dire need of educational assistance through scholarships, stationery supplies, access to quality education, enhanced living conditions , sanitary wear, and day to day guidance. In a world full of many voices and a community heavily infested with drugs, alcoholism and sexual mayhem, our young girls need a lot of help and through this project we seek to provide a safe space for them to learn and help them keep actively engaged and off the streets.

In Namibia, the national school pass rate is so low that at the age of 15 not more than half this age's population make it to the next grade, and 29.8 % in Khomas Region where we are based make it to University, the greater percentage of which is from private schools. In Katutura township where we operate, in a class of 45, less than 5 make it to University, the rest follow the path thats common in their household - drugs, alcohol, abortion, prison, and premature death. We are working hard to turn these statistics around, but we need a lot of help to make it possible, our vision is to see every child that enters our door achieve their dreams and this is what this project is about - saving lives, changing them for the better- giving our children a chance.

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How will the money be used?
Money raised will be used to pay for hiring tutors, purchasing stationery, uniforms, and travel vouchers for the girls, sanitary wear and toiletries, putting a roof over at least one classroom, fencing off of the facilities to ensure additional security, renovating the computer room and purchasing laptops to allow for online-based teaching support, additionally transport vouchers for the girls, and possibly food hampers to their families.


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How can you help?

Your donation can help shape the lives of these young girls in Namibia. We understand that not everyone may be in a position to help monetarily, so we would truly appreciate if you could share the campaign and help us spread a word about this incredibly important cause! 

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This project is supported by the Girls Opportunity Alliance.

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As of April 11, 2019, the Direct Impact Fund operates as GoFundMe.org.
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    • $55 
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    • $15 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Thubaelihle Sibanda 
Organizer
Namibia
Girls Opportunity Alliance Fund, a project of GoFundMe.org 
Beneficiary
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