Namibia, like many other countries, faces some challenges, including unequal income distribution and high unemployment. In the face of these hurdles, the government, the high educational institutions, the economy, but also civil society and individuals are called upon to implement promising and sustainable initiatives to improve the well-being of everyone. We are tackling this problem at the root and supporting the young generation through access to free education.
In 2018, we launched our OPEN DOORS scholarship. Through the programme, we play an important role in the educational and professional path of motivated students and hope that through the possibility of our scholarship, we can support the scholarship holders in finding a well-paid job and in pursuing the profession they desire.
We are aware that the awarding of scholarships and support for individual young people alone does not change Namibia’s unequal education system. But there is hope that our scholarship holders, who know best about the inequalities in the system, will be the ones who are committed to change the system through their education and the career opportunities that gives them a voice in society. Such a change can only take place from within and cannot be steered from another country.
The aim of the funding is to support the students on their way towards their own and Namibia’s future. Thereby, we hope to accompany them on their path for as long as possible and be able to motivate them into self-organizing a think tank dealing with social and economic problems in Namibia. The primary target group are Freshmen and the minimum duration of funding during the course of study is 1 year (except for initial and further training). Funding is available for all fields of study.