On 21st March of that year Namibia became an
independent nation as the Republic of Namibia adopting "Namibia, Land of
the Brave" as its national anthem.Today Namibia is considered a stable
democracy, however, like so many African nations faces many problems, not least
the steady proliferation of HIV/AIDS which is estimated to affect 25% of the
entire population leaving 60,000 children orphaned ~ accounting for 50% of all
orphans in the country. It is hard to imagine bring brought up in a country
where 17.5% of the entire child population is an orphan. Namibia is the second least densely
populated country in the world and encompasses both the Kalahari and the Namib
Desert. Namibia is in 128th place out of 186 countries and territories
in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access to knowledge
and the living standards of a country. Life expectancy is just 52.5yrs and 50% of the population live under the poverty line.
Child sponsor programs in Namibia
concentrate on providing care for orphaned and abandoned children, helping with
school fees, uniforms and equipment to promote educational participation and
developing AIDS awareness together with improved access to healthcare.
Assistance is also provided to the remaining 6000 refugees from Angola who live
You can help when your sponsor a child in Namibia.