In 1995 ROSL, in association with the Ministry of Education, Clara Bohitile and other members of the Namibian government, established a long-term education welfare project in Namibia to provide school bursaries (shoes, clothes, toiletries, pocket money, hostel fees, food, books etc) for young people from very poor communities in remote areas.
Some alumni have become teachers, like Cwisa Cwi, who became the first ROSL awardee to become a school principal in the Nyae Nyae Conservany, and Elias Araeb, Ellie Velskoen and Jon Noadeb who are now teaching in the Omaheke region. There are at present 17 ROSL bursary recipients at UNAM studying Education.
View a short video about the project and see the lives that it has changed.
In 2010 the project recived a most generous donation from Fondation Espace Afrique. Not only did this boost in funds enable those already in the project to continue their education, but as Fondation Espace Afrique was founded in Africa, by an African and for Africa, this support is a wonderful endorsement of ROSL members’ support over the past 15 years.