Uukumwe has corporate social responsibility beneficiaries that we sponsor on an annual basis namely: The Chief John Arnold Sports Festival and a community-based project known as Namibia Physically Active Youth.
Chief John Arnold Sports Festival
The !Kung Traditional Authority together with Ndeulipula Hamutumwa trust host an annual ports Festival in honor of late Chief John Arnold in recognition of his great work that he rendered whilst at the helm of the traditional Authority, it takes place at the Omatako village , in the Tsumkwe constituency. The sport festival attracts or bring together close to 800 youth from within the constituency to participate in sports activities, hence promoting unity, diversity and friendship amongst the youth and the communities of Tsumkwe constituency. Furthermore, the festival promotes sport as an alternative activity that could alleviate social ills such as alcohol and drugs abuse. The festival also promote healthy living amongst the youth as well as economic activities in the constituency.
P.A.Y. (Physically Active Youth)
The Physically Active Youth is a community-based project that focuses on the healthy development of young people in low income communities. Using a holistic approach, the program addresses the physical health, academic status and personal development. This is implemented in the form of an after school program in Katutura where children and youth come every day after school for academic tutoring, a light meal and sports. Approximately 100 learners from grade 1 to 12 go every day for free academic tutoring and a free light meal. There is no registration fees and on Fridays the format is life skills training, which aims to foster critical thinking among youth and empower them to become active agents of change in their community as well as responsible global citizens.
physically Active youth Programme received a donation of N$ 50 000.00 for the past 2 years (2015 and 2016) from Uukumwe as part of a long term Commitment to the PAY programme; the fund were used toward the computer lab, which hosts the eLearning programme, the coding programme as well as the project research for PAY participant. The funds were also used to maintain the computers, technical person’s remuneration in the lab and the upgrade to a 4G internet connection.
Miss youth 2015 School garden project
Miss Youth Namibia 2015 has introduced a school garden at Dr. Frans Indongo primary school. The purpose of the garden is to grow vegetables such as tomatoes, carrots, spinach, and onion which will be making soup for feeding the learners at the school. The project is sponsored by uukumwe Youth Empowerment Consortium and by the National Youth Council of Namibia, of which uukumwe donated N$ 15 000.00.
The garden has been under construction since January 2016 and it was fully completed by June 2016. The garden is currently 100m long, with a fence to protect the vegetables. So far the school hasn’t grown any vegetables yet as the project has been on hold due to the 2016 country water crises. Until the country receives enough rain to sustain itself for the year 2017 the planting will commence.