Two athletes receive scholarships from FFF and US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

WINDHOEK: Two athletes received scholarships from the Frank Fredericks Foundation (FFF) and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in the capital yesterday.

This was during a sports day hosted by PEPFAR and the FFF in the Babylon informal settlement.

PEPFAR – in partnership with the FFF – hosted a one-year programme for the youth in the informal settlement comprising sports programmes and an educational component to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Namibia.

PEPFAR was launched in Namibia during 2004, and since then, the country has received over N.dollars 80 million in resources from the United States’ (US) government.

The learners, who will be receiving a N.dollars 6 000 scholarship each, are Antonia Isaack, a Grade 8 learner at the Immanuel Shifidi Secondary School; and MacDonald Goliath, a Grade 10 Namibian College of Open Learning (Namcol) learner.

Half of the scholarships will go towards their school fees, while the other half will be used for the sports activities they are involved in.