N?a Jaqna Conservancy uses income to feed school children
12 May 2021 | Local News
The N?a Jaqna Conservancy has distributed food to the value of N$96 000 to 16 schools and pre-schools this year.
This is the second consecutive year that the members of the conservancy are using part of their income to provide food to the registered schools in the conservancy.
The Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia is assisting the N?a Jaqna Conservancy to improve their governance together with the financial support of the European Union (EU).
According to the foundation, the implementation and carrying out of the benefit distribution plan is a sign of their improved governance.
“Education is important, and our children cannot learn well and stay motivated on an empty stomach. We are happy that we can use our income to support this good cause, and hope to be able to do this for many years to come,” conservancy chairperson Sarah Zungu said.
Self-sufficient and proud
The foundation said the fact that the community can distribute food to school-going children is a sign of self-sufficiency and fills the community with a sense of pride.
“Food security is always a precarious issue as drought, winter, heat or countless other factors can impact food supply. Therefore, being in a position to now for the second year running distribute food is an important development.”
The community - with the support and assistance of both the EU and Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia - hopes to be able to distribute food every year, thereby ensuring children will not go hungry and will be able to focus on their studies.