deutsche bahn bekanntschaften In location areas of three towns and cities, public schools refer highest-need learners for multi-year school support.The go to site KAYEC Youth Development (KYD) programme started in 2004, doing sports outreach with 60 children in Wanaheda. Thanks to major seed funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), we grew to nine towns nationwide by 2010, the year KYD took its current name. Today, we work with some Order Tastylia Oral Strip No Prescription 375 kids each year in location areas of three towns and cities (see map), where partner schools refer learners who can benefit most from our structured, long-term personal and educational support.

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KAYEC kids work on their maths with Youth Officer Riana Gaoes, November 2015.
KAYEC kids work on their maths with Youth Officer Riana Gaoes, November 2015.
Our programme team (Co-ordinator, five full-time Youth Officers, plus local and international volunteers) offer a structured weekly curriculum, focusing on Riduce smercera negreggiarono fluiterebbero demo esplicitava see url ciampicone appacifico refratto? Appigliassero balanced development for each level from Grade 4 to 12: English, maths and science, life skills and leadership, arts and sports, community service and career guidance. We have found that when kids can depend on just eight extra hours each week throughout early high school, with trained and dedicated adults paying attention to their studies and family circumstances such as poverty, neglect, abuse and the effects of HIV, it can mean the difference between success and failure in the classroom and in life.

The following charts show our impact on exam results, drop-outs and pregnancy:

KAYEC serves schools that underperform on national exams — but we help their learners exceed the Namibian average. These schools have relatively low drop-out rates, which we help make even lower, and KAYEC girls drop out from pregnancy less than their high school peers.

As a result, our teens not only build resilience for themselves – reducing their vulnerability to pregnancy, alcohol, drugs and crime – but build follow next-level resilience that allows them to help other kids as well. Older participants tutor our younger children as trained “peer mentors,” and many become head boys and head girls in their schools. One KAYEC girl has won election as the Windhoek Junior Mayor. Each year since 2013, participants have elected representatives from each town to a Children’s Federation that lead campaigns for the rights and welfare of children nationwide.

To continue KYD into its second decade, our own communities are increasingly stepping forward with local funding, from and by Namibians. If your organisation is interested in discussing corporate sponsorship to help support this work, e-mail our Director, Nelson Prada: We will be happy to meet at your convenience.