14 //Karas Projects Get N$460 000 (allAfrica.com)

Civil Society Foundation Namibia handed over N$460 000 to 14 projects through its mini and microfunding programme tailored to meet grassroots developmental interventions.

The grants ranged from N$10 000 to N$40 000 per project, while the projects ranged from providing meals to disadvantaged people, early child development and care, as well as career guidance training for youth.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony at Keetmans-hoop on Friday, Civil Society Foundation Namibia (CSFN) executive director Andrew Harris said it is “more difficult to break out of poverty” in Namibia.

Harris said the grants aim to improve the livelihoods of communities and contribute towards national development.

“You (beneficiaries) are the missing link in the rural communities. Play your part and make a difference in the communities,” Harris urged the beneficiaries, adding that the foundation will continue to support them through offering mentorship and capacity building to build stronger civil society organisations for the future.

//Karas governor Lucia Basson advised the region’s inhabitants not ” to ask what the region can do for them,” but instead ” ask what they can do for the region”.