Three new schools join NASP programs

WINDHOEK: The Archery Association of Namibia (ANN) has added three new schools into the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) here on Thursday.

The ANN Secretary Karola Woortman, stated in a media statement issued on Thursday that the program for archers continues to grow after three more schools joined the programme.

“This brings the total number of actively participating schools to 13, with some 150 scholars involved and it is a huge success and we hope that we can build on it for the future,” said Wortman.

According to Wortman the new kids on the block are Excelsior Namibia in Aroab as well as two Windhoek-based schools: Home School Carpe Diem and the Community Hope School, which is associated to Youth With A Mission (YWAM).

She said the new participating schools will receive grants from the AAN in order to improve the skills of their learners.

Wortman added that the grants will allow the schools to buy archery equipment worth N$ 25,000 for as little as N$ 16,000.

The equipment for each school includes 12 bows, 60 arrows as well as a repair kit. Furthermore, AFRO Pumps—a Windhoek business which supports NASP—donates five targets worth N$ 5,000 to each school.